The MacRumors Show: 'Scary Fast' Mac Event Expectations

On this week's episode of The MacRumors Show, we discuss our expectations about Apple's upcoming "Scary Fast" event, which is widely rumored to see the announcement of new Mac models.


We talk through the unusual nature of the event, with Apple announcing it less than one week in advance, opting for an unorthodox 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time start, and even offering an explicit nod to the arrival of new Macs with a Finder easter egg. The event is expected to see the debut of the M3 chip and some of its more powerful variants. Two Mac models are currently in the running to be announced, with the iMac and high-end MacBook Pro rumored to be on the table. We also discuss our feelings about the AirPods Max as we approach three years since their introduction and more.

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Top Rated Comments

einsteinbqat Avatar
8 months ago
Can we have foldable AirPods Max with an OFF switch? Please! ?
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NoelWalker Avatar
8 months ago
Even though I don't listen to the podcast that much, I still enjoy seeing the video thumbnails. Great big smiles every single time. Makes my day much happier.
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citysnaps Avatar
8 months ago
Smells like gaming -> and some substantial performance metrics improvements for ideal for that market.
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ric22 Avatar
8 months ago

Europe has three time zones.
He was still wrong on all three. Haha. I was half asleep typing that and went with the Central European time
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Greenmeenie Avatar
8 months ago
I would love the “One More Thing” to be the iPad mini 7…. But I am not holding my breath.
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carloslegarda Avatar
8 months ago
Scary Fast. Short notice is scary fast. "Night time" schedule is more scary than day time.
I think if they announce new chips, they will be scary fast.
I'm guessing they will talk about how they plan to use AI and that will make getting things done on your Mac... scary fast as well.

For the accessories, I'm hoping for a backlit Magic Keyboard and an ergonomic Magic Mouse.

Announcing new MBPs makes sense in October because that's when companies determine their budgets for the next year and that's also enough time for power users to think about whether to give themselves an upgrade for Christmas.
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