We’ve got a pretty solid idea what some of the Scary Fast announcements are going to be on Monday evening, while others are less certain.
Let’s look both at what we expect, what we might see, and what we don’t expect – and hear from you which are the ones you’re really hoping for …
What we know for sure
Technically, all we officially know is that it’s an Apple event, and that the focus will be on the speed of whatever is revealed.
But as soon as Apple announced the event, it was pretty clear it was going to have a Mac focus, and that was confirmed by an animation on Apple’s website.
On Apple’s Events website, there is an animated version of the invite artwork where the Apple logo transforms into a Finder-style spooky face. A clear hint at new Macs, as if there was any doubt.
One big question mark we had before the announcement was whether we’d see the first M3 Macs this year, but the “Scary Fast” tagline very much suggests that answer is yes. Leastways, if Apple uses that tagline and doesn’t announce M3 Macs, we’re gonna need to see Tim’s manager.
So what can we expect, and what might we expect … ?
What we expect: M3 MacBook Pro models
- 14-inch MacBook Pro with M3 Pro and M3 Max
- 16-inch MacBook Pro with M3 Pro and M3 Max
Most likely of all is new MacBook Pro models, powered by M3 chips. That would mean that – unlike the M1 and M2 chips, where the base version was launched first, and the Pro and Max variants later – the M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max would all be announced at the same time.
That’s in part again due to that tagline, but also because if you try to buy a 14-inch or 16-inch MacBook Pro today, the lead times range from 2-3 weeks to 4-5 weeks. So out with the M2 Pro and M2 Max, in with the M3 Pro and M3 Max.
If Mark Gurman’s reports are accurate, we can…
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