It’s been a little over a month since Apple introduced the all-new iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, and updated iPads. However, the company has just surprised everyone by announcing another event, coming on October 18th. This time, the tagline for the event is “Unleashed” and it looks like something you would see out of the Millennium Falcon’s cockpit right before Han and Chewbacca hit hyperdrive.
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How to watch Apple event
As is the case with every Apple event in recent years, there are a few different ways that you can follow along. The first of which is to head over to Apple’s website, as the event is live-streamed from the Events page. In fact, if you head over to the Apple Events page now, there’s even a convenient “Add to your calendar” button. When clicked, this will open the Calendar app on your phone and automatically put in the necessary information.
Another method, that is likely even easier for many, is to head over to the official Apple YouTube channel. Apple began also live-streaming its events through YouTube, which was a necessary and obvious decision. YouTube is still one of the biggest video platforms as it is, and is capable of handling thousands of simultaneous streams at the same time.
Just like is the case when going through Apple’s website, you can set a reminder for when the October 18th event will take place. Here’s how to do so from your iPhone:
- Click here to be taken to the live stream page on YouTube.
- Tap the Set Reminder button in the bottom right corner.
- That’s it!
The box that you just tapped will change to read “Reminder on”, and you’ll receive a notification from the YouTube app as soon as the event goes live.
What time is the Apple event?
The Apple ‘Unleashed’ event takes place on October 18 at 10 a.m. PDT. For those in different time zones, here’s a list of what time you can expect the event to begin:
- New York (EDT) – 10/18 @ 1 p.m.
- Dallas (CDT) – 10/18 @ 12 p.m.
- Hawaii (HST) – 10/18 @ 7 a.m.
- London, England – 10/18 @ 5 p.m.
- Sydney, Australia – 10/19 @ 3 a.m.
- Tokyo, Japan – 10/19 @ 2 a.m.
- Beijing, China – 10/19 @ 1 a.m.
As for how long you can expect the event to take, there’s really no telling until the event is over. However, if you go through and add the event to your Calendar through the Apple website, the length defaults to two hours. So plan to block off plenty of time if you plan on following along.
What to expect
Now that we have new iPhones, a new Apple Watch, and some new iPads, there are only a few devices left that are due for an upgrade. The most important ones comes via Apple’s MacBook line, as it’s been about a year since the M1 chip was officially integrated into the MacBook Pro, Air, and Mac Mini. However, in terms of the Pro models, only the 13-inch version received the M1 chip, leaving the 15-inch and 16-inch models out of the fun.
Coincidentally enough, Apple has started running low on stock of the 16-inch MacBook Pro. This usually happens when a refresh is on the way, so that’s what we’re expecting on that front.
Aside from announcing and introducing the successor to the M1 chip, rumors and leaks point to Apple finally redesigning the MacBook Pro line. Not only could we see a completely different hardware design, but it’s possible Apple will re-introduce ports to the MacBook Pro. For years, relying solely on USB-C/Thunderbolt and dongles has been a massive source of frustration.
Also expected at the event is a redesigned Mac Mini. Unlike the 16-inch MacBook Pro, the latest version of the Mac Mini is powered by the M1 chip. A new iteration would likely introduce a “Mac Mini Pro” of sorts, with more Thunderbolt ports, more USB-A ports, and better performance for the professionals out there.
Finally, we have been looking forward to the AirPods 3 for months now. It’s been awhile since Apple has updated the standard AirPods, but that’s exactly what we could see. Instead of replacing the AirPods Pro, the AirPods would adopt the Pro design, but would not include key features such as Active Noise Cancellation.
Andrew is a freelance writer based on the East Coast of the US.
He has written for a variety of sites over the years, including iMore, Android Central, Phandroid, and a few others. Now, he spends his days working for an HVAC company, while moonlighting as a freelance writer at night.