MacBook Pro, AirPods 3, M1 Pro and Max chips: results of Apple's second autumn presentation

AirPods 3

The updated AirPods 3 are 33% shorter than the AirPods Pro. The design can also be compared with the previous one

version, but the novelty does not have silicone tips. AirPods are also sweat and moisture resistant, but you don't need to completely submerge them in water.

The new model has support for spatialaudio and Dolby Atmos. But the noise canceling function like in the Pro did not appear. The earbuds can also dynamically track your head movements, which means the device picks up ambient noise and then adjusts the mid and low frequencies to match the shape of your ear.

Manufacturers said AirPods 3 addedforce sensor to make it easier for the user to operate the headphones. One full charge of AirPods 3 will last for six hours of operation, with a case this time will increase to 30 hours.

AirPods 3 cost $ 179. The headphones will appear on the Russian market on October 26; they can be purchased for 16,490 rubles.

New processors M1 Pro and Max

Apple ditched the Intel chip and replaced them withown developments - M1 Pro and M1 Max. At the presentation, they said that these are new 10-core processors, they allow you to connect up to four external displays to one device. The M1 Pro and M1 Max are designed with the professional laptop in mind.

The first processor - M1 Pro has 33.7 billiontransistors with 32 GB of memory at a speed of 200 GB / s. For comparison, the second processor - the M1 Max - is more powerful and has 57 billion transistors, as well as 64 GB of memory at a speed of 400 GB / sec.

Apple noted that the difference between the processorswill be visible when working with graphics, for example, in computer games. Also, for professional work with video content, special media processors with ProRes accelerators were placed in the chips.

As a result, the M1 Pro and M1 Max show a 70% increase in processing power over previous models, and a 2x increase in graphics power.

Macbook pro

New MacBook Pro laptops presented in twoformats - with screens in 14.2 and 16.2 inches. The appearance of the device has been redesigned: the frame on the sides has decreased by 26%, and by 60% - on the top. Now the FaceTime camera is on top in the "bangs": its resolution is 1080p.

The MacBook Pro has disappeared TouchBar, instead there are several physical keys. Apple said it brings back the tactile feel.

The company also announced a record laptop battery life. The first device is 21 hours, the second is 17 hours. It is noted that these are the highest rates among the entire line of Apple.

The company is bringing back MagSafe magnetic charging to new laptops, and it also has an HDMI and SD card slot. In addition, there are three USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 4 for fast data transfer.

The cost of the new MacBook Pro starts at $ 1999. The most expensive of the devices will cost $ 3499. In terms of rubles, laptops will cost from 189,990 rubles.

HomePod mini

Apple also showed the HomePod mini speaker inupdated colors, there are yellow, orange and blue. At the same time, the characteristics of the device have not changed in any way; it also works on the S5 processor and adjusts the reproduced sound to the external noise. But it will not be possible to buy a speaker in Russia, since the device will be on sale from November only in 16 countries.

HomePod mini will be available for $ 99 or so7 thousand rubles in Australia, Austria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, Taiwan, Great Britain and the USA.

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