M1X MacBook Pro tag spotted in Apple's WWDC YouTube video

16-inch MacBook Pro
16-inch MacBook Pro (Image credit: Rene Ritchie / iMore)

What you need to know

  • References to an M1X MacBook Pro have been found in a YouTube video's metadata.
  • Apple was rumored to be announcing a new MacBook Pro during the WWDC opening keynote.

Apple was rumored to be announcing a new M1X MacBook Pro during this week's WWDC and while it didn't happen, it might have been planned at one point. That's because tags found in Apple's WWDC keynote YouTube video mention it.

First spied by Max Balzer, the tags reference all of the things you'd expect them to, including iOS 15, Developers, and more. And then there's one reference that you might not have expected to see – M1x MacBook Pro.

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Apple had been rumored to potentially have as many as two new Apple silicon Macs ready to be announced during the WWDC opening keynote, both with new Mini-LED screens – one 14-inch, and one 16-inch. But it's that M1X chip that's most exciting with reports suggesting it will support up to 64GB of RAM and feature as many as 32 GPU cores. Whenever it does release, this thing is going to be fast.

It not looks most likely that we'll see the new M1X MacBook Pros arrive before the end of this year at least, although you never do know. It does now seem to be the case that Apple did, at one point at least, plan to announce the machines this week. When the decision was made to nix them from the lineup, nobody knows.

Well, someone knows. But they aren't telling.

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Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.