The Next Apple Event: Dates, News, Rumors, and Announcements

What to expect from the computer giant's next launch event

Apple event logo for September 2021

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Apple holds events several times each year to announce new products and services. Aside from the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), there are usually Spring and Fall events that zero in on certain products.

A random extra event can pop up, too, as it did in Fall 2021 when the company held an event in September 2021 to announce the iPhone 13 and another in October 2021 to announce the new MacBook Pro and the 3rd generation of AirPods.

What Is the Next Apple Event?

The next event is expected to be held in Spring 2022. Check back here for updates, rumors, and announcements.

How to Attend the Event

Apple usually offers a free live stream to everyone; the Spring 2022 event is expected to be no different. Crank up your PC or mobile device and connect in to see what the tech giant has to show.

What Was Announced at the October 2021 Event?

In addition to a new Voice Plan for Apple Music and the new HomePod mini, Apple made several exciting product announcements:

  • The 3rd generation of AirPods feature spatial audio, Dolby Atmos, dynamic headtracking, and adaptive EQ. They're sweat and water resistant and have a new contour design. A full charge delivers 6 hours of listening time, while five minutes of charging provides sufficient power for one hour of listening. They can be ordered now from Apple for $179 with delivery in or after the week of 10/25.
  • The new M1 Pro chip has up to 10-core CPU, up to 16-core GPU, up to 32GB of unified memory, and a memory bandwidth of 200GB per second. It features Media Engine with ProRes support, Thunderbolt 4, and support for up to two external displays, and it offers industry-leading performance per watt.
  • The new M1 Max chip has 10-core CPU, up to 32-core GPU, up to 64GB of unified memory, and a memory bandwidth of 400GB per second. With a 16-core neural engine, it can handle 11 trillion operations per second. It features Media Engine with ProRes support, Thunderbolt 4, and support for up to four external displays. It offers industry-leading performance per watt: Compared to the fastest PC laptop Apple could find, the M1 Max offers comparable performance at 100W less power.
  • The new 14-inch MacBook Pro and the new 16-inch MacBook Pro come equipped with the M1 Pro or the M1 Max, and they offer up to 3.7 times faster CPU and up to 13 times faster graphics performance. Providing up to 64GB of memory and up to 8TB of storage, they run macOS Monterey. They feature an aluminum enclosure with advanced thermal architecture, magic keyboard with expanded trackpad, larger displays, a six-speaker sound system with spatial audio, and a mic with a 60% lower noise floor. They have an HDMI port, three Thunderbolt 4 ports, an SD card slot, and a headphone jack. The 14-inch can support up to two external displays; the 16-inch can support up to three external displays and one TV; and they feature a 1080p, wide-aperture lens. With the new power-efficient M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, they offer up to 21 hours of battery life. The new 14-inch MacBook Pro starts at $1,999 and the new 16-inch MacBook Pro starts at $2,499.

What Announcements Will Apple Make?

Apple likes to keep everyone on their toes and doesn't release much information to the public before the event.

Check back here as Spring 2022 draws closer, as we'll provide more updates regarding Apple rumors and announcements.

Below is a look at what happened at the October 2021 event.

The Latest News About Apple

While you can always read the latest technology news on Lifewire, here are some pieces of interest involving Apple in particular.

Stay tuned for more Apple news and announcements in this space.

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