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Apple's Unleashed: the good, bad, and annoying

Posted On: Nov 29, 2021   |   Posted By: iMore

Apple's Unleashed: the good, bad, and annoying

Apple revealed its long-rumored 2021 MacBook Pro models on Monday. The 14-inch and second-generation 16-inch models didn't disappoint, but they weren't the biggest stars of the 50-minute online event. Instead, that title belongs to the M1 Pro and M1 Max. The company also revealed the surprisingly strong AirPods 3 and a new Apple Music option.
What worked
Things mostly clicked at the Unleashed event, although I took issue with a few things, as you read about below.
M1 Pro and M1 Max introduction
There are three companies Apple targeted at the Mac event: Intel, and to a lesser degree, Spotify and Amazon. The former, which helped power Macs for 15 years, has undoubtedly annoyed the powers in Cupertino. Apple reminds the world how it has kicked the chipmaker to the curb at every event now. And, as yesterday proved, Apple isn't afraid to tell everyone just how inferior Intel products are compared to Apple silicone.
The announced M1 Pro and M1 Max system-on-a-chip systems found in the latest MacBook Pros are...

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