Apple is hosting another streaming event on October 30 at 8 PM ET. The timing coincides with the dark hours of the night, perfectly aligning with the spooky atmosphere of the season. The event has been dubbed “Scary Fast,” suggesting that there will be exciting hardware announcements in store. You have multiple options to catch the live stream: YouTube, Apple’s official website, or Apple TV devices. Alternatively, you can simply keep this page open as the stream is embedded below.
So, what can we expect from this Halloween-themed event? After the grand unveiling of the iPhone 15, Apple’s focus will likely shift to its desktop and laptop computers. Given the event’s name, it is highly probable that Apple will introduce the long-anticipated M3 chip. The M2 chip made its debut around 17 months ago, and the introduction of the M3 chip seems inevitable, following in the footsteps of Moore’s law. For reference, there was a 19-month gap between the launch of the M1 and the debut of the M2.
The quality of chips is only as commendable as the devices they power. Therefore, it is anticipated that Apple will make several hardware announcements to complement the “scary fast” M3 chipset. Reputed Apple analysts Ming-Chi Kuo and Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman suggest that the spotlight will be on an M3-powered MacBook Pro during the event.
It is also high time for Apple to unveil new iMacs, considering it has been over two years since the colorful refresh in 2021. Gurman reports that the event is likely to introduce a new 24-inch iMac, also fueled by the rumored M3 chip. The current availability shortage of iMacs at retail stores further substantiates the notion of an upcoming upgrade.
Attendees may also expect iPad-related announcements at the event. If the entire stream revolves around M3-powered products, it is more probable that we will witness the launch of a new iPad Pro instead of a standard entry-level tablet. However, it has only been a year since the latest iPad Pro made its debut, although the release in 2022 was a modest upgrade. Other iPad models may also receive attention, positioning them to make a timely entry into the holiday market.
While there might be surprises in store, the recent release of new iPhones and watches, along with the knowledge that the Vision Pro is not due until next year, limits the scope for additional announcements. At the very least, Apple presenters will likely be adorned in Halloween costumes, ensuring a fun-filled experience. Perhaps we may even witness Tim Cook dressed as the viral blue smurf cat that captivated TikTok earlier this month.