Apple would like you to mark another date in your calendar. The company’s next product announcement event takes place on Monday, October 18 at 10 a.m. PDT, just over a month after the last event. As always, we’ll be following our typical live blog and in-depth coverage as the announcements happen.
The company’s announcements in September focused on iPhones, iPads and the Apple Watch, as well as new software updates for those devices. We expect the October event to be largely devoted to the Mac lineup, which is the long-rumored Apple Silicon innovations in the MacBook Pro lineup, possibly with a faster Mac mini or a larger screened iMac. The 16-inch MacBook Pro in particular is long overdue for a refresh — Apple added some new GPU options in mid-2020, but the laptop’s other specs haven’t changed since late 2019.
We also expect to hear about a release date for macOS Monterey, which has remained in beta while Apple’s other OS updates have been rolled out to the public. Monterey is a relatively minor update compared to Big Sur’s smashing redesign last year, but our in-depth review will cover the changes, just like every year.