Factbox: Apple launches faster chips, MacEbook Pro laptops, Airpods at October event

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Oct 18 (Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) on Monday launched two new chips constructed into extra highly effective MacEbook Pro laptops and a third-generation AirPod wi-fi earbud that pair with a brand new cheaper month-to-month music streaming service.

The Cupertino, California-based firm, which launched its new line of iPhones simply over a month in the past, added extra merchandise simply in time for the vacation season.

The iPhone maker can have a $4.99 per-month Apple Music subscription plan and added vibrant colours to its HomePod mini good audio system. learn extra

Here are three key bulletins from the event:

BIGGER, FASTER CHIPS

Apple introduced two new chips referred to as the M1 Pro and the M1 Max, making them larger and faster than its earlier M1 chips. The chips will assist Apple enhance video processing in its computer systems, whereas extending their battery life.

“The Mac is now one year into its two-year transition to Apple silicon, and M1 Pro and M1 Max represent another huge step forward,” Apple said because it continues to maneuver away from the Macs that ran on Intel Corp (INTC.O) chips.

MACBOOKS WITH NEW SIZES, CAMERAS, PRICES

Apple introduced two new MacBook Pros fitted with its newest M1 Pro and the M1 Max chips. The new laptops obtained a brand new chassis design and Apple changed the contact bar with a row of bodily keys. The laptops, aimed at high-end artistic professionals, even have a brand new 1080p digital camera.

The new Apple chips additionally helped the corporate broaden the battery in these new laptops. Apple claimed that the 14-inch mannequin will ship as much as 17 hours of video playback, whereas the 16-inch mannequin will play video for as much as 21 hours – including seven and 10 further hours of battery life to the brand new notebooks.

The new 14-inch MacEbook Pro mannequin will begin at $1,999 and the bottom 16-inch MacEbook Pro mannequin will value $2,499. The top-end 16-inch MacEbook Pro will value $6,099.

CHEAPER AIRPODS WITH SOME PREMIUM FEATURES

Apple launched the third model of it standard AirPods. The new earbuds will begin at $179 and include some options it could share with the higher-end AirPods Pro. The new AirPods will include spatial audio, an extended battery life and a brand new design.

The AirPods and AirPods Pro will include a MagSafe charging case – enabling prospects to make use of magnetic wi-fi chargers to juice up their earbud case. The base AirPods mannequin obtained a worth lower and can now value $129 within the United States.

The new laptops and earbuds will out there for on-line orders beginning Monday and might be in shops Oct. 26.

Reporting by Subrat Patnaik in Bengaluru and Stephen Nellis in San Francisco; Editing by Bernard Orr

Apple's Susmita Dutta showcases the third-generation AirPods featuring spatial audio during a special event at Apple Park in Cupertino, California, U.S. in a photograph released October 18, 2021.  Apple Inc/Handout via REUTERS

Apple's Shruti Haldea speaks about the MacBook Pro powered by the company's new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, during a special event at Apple Park in Cupertino, California, U.S. in a photograph released October 18, 2021.  Apple Inc/Handout via REUTERS

Apple's Susmita Dutta showcases the third-generation AirPods featuring spatial audio during a special event at Apple Park in Cupertino, California, U.S. in a photograph released October 18, 2021.  Apple Inc/Handout via REUTERS