With pre-orders beginning last week, MacBook Pro shipping times are already slipping into December, and Apple's famed cleaning cloth won't be with you until 2022. We want to know if you've bought any of Apple's new products in October, but first here's a recap.
Apple's new MacBook Pro comes with the M1 Pro and M1 Max Apple silicon chips. There are two sizes including a new 14-inch form factor, both housing a return of MagSafe charging, the SD card slot, and HDMI ports. Both also have a mini-LED 120Hz display with thinner bezels, and the Touch Bar is gone in favor of the return of function keys.
Apple also released its stunning new AirPods, featuring spatial audio and updated drivers for improved sound quality. They also come with MagSafe charging and a new design that makes them smaller and lighter.
What started out as a bit of a meme has turned into, well a really big meme. Apple's $19 polishing cloth hit headlines alongside the new MacBook Pro, mainly because it's a polishing cloth that costs $19. Despite the ridicule, it is back-ordered into 2022 and even got the teardown treatment from iFixit.
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The 14-inch MacBook Pro (2021) comes with an M1 Pro or M1 Max SoC that's fast, secure, and available with the most memory and storage options. Did we mention that incredible display and that it comes with MagSafe?!
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9