'Scary Fast' Rumor Report Card: New MacBook Pros and iMac

Apple announced three new devices during its "Scary Fast" event on Monday, including updated 14-inch MacBook Pro, 16-inch MacBook Pro, and 24-inch iMac models, all with M3 series chips. Apple did not announce any other products during the 30-minute event, which was likely the company's final presentation this year.

Scary Fast Event Rumor Report Card Feature
Below, our latest rumor report card provides a look at which rumors were right and wrong or a mix of both following Apple's event.

Accurate

Inaccurate

  • MacRumors discovered that an Apple supplier resubmitted a sixth-generation iPad mini battery filing in a Chinese regulatory database last week, and speculated about the possibility of a seventh-generation iPad mini using the same battery being announced at the event, but this did not happen.
  • Gurman reported that Apple would likely announce updated versions of the Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse, and Magic Trackpad for the Mac with USB-C ports for charging, but the accessories are still equipped with Lightning.
  • Japanese blog Mac Otakara believed that the next 24-inch iMac would be equipped with M2 and M2 Pro chips, but it has the M3 chip.

Mixed

Undetermined

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Top Rated Comments

jz0309 Avatar
8 months ago

They wanted to get M3 out there after Qualcomms Snapdragon event last week I think
I don’t think so, a product launch like yesterday takes months …
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Born Again Avatar
8 months ago
Macrumors can we stop giving these fools free advertisement to post useless rumors?

Btw you’re missing the grade for these clowns.

Its an F. Hope you are reading this Gurman. ;)
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
btrach144 Avatar
8 months ago
Gurman got so much wrong. As always
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ghanwani Avatar
8 months ago

I'm doubting there was months behind this. I lean my (admittedly wild guess) to it being more mad scramble, than strategically planned months ago. Else, Apple has finally achieved "doubled down" security to keep it all so secret until the last few days.
Because there were no fingerprints on the space black device that leaked, they weren't sure if it was real.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GMShadow Avatar
8 months ago

Prior to the event, Kuo said the 24-inch iMac would be updated in 2024 ('https://www.macrumors.com/2023/10/17/24-inch-imac-2024-launch/'), but he did not explicitly rule out a new model in 2023.
A reach so good that Stretch Armstrong is impressed.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
now i see it Avatar
8 months ago

post useless rumors?
Rumors are what keep the hype train running all year long. As worthless as they are (and they really are worthless) zillions of people lap them up like chocolates. It’s all good fun.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)