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What left the second Apple Event 2021

Fermín Díaz
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Second Apple Event 2021

On October 18, Apple's second event in less than a month was held at Apple Park. The company is oriented towards the creation of innovative products and experiences, such products are designed to offer users new and interesting ways to express creativity and that they can enjoy the creativity of others.

The event focused on two important areas:

1. The music.

2. The Mac.

The music

We all know that music plays a very important role in everyone's life. Thanks to her, we can be inspired, raised and united. Apple has forever changed the way people listen to and discover music, and in fact, the company continues to improve it.

The deep integration of software, hardware and services allows you to enjoy a seamless music experience with impressive sound quality on all your devices.

Airpods are one of those popular music products that the company has created, which combined with the revolutionary iPhone, give you an industry-leading wireless music experience wherever you go.

The powerful multi-speaker audio systems on the Mac and iPad bring incredible audio to any space. HomePod mini is the best way to enjoy music throughout your home.

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The surprise of the Apple event was the Apple Watch

Apple Watch is a great way to enjoy music from your wrist, giving you the soundtrack you need to stay fit and active. And of course, we have Apple Music, with more than 90 million songs and 30,000 recommended playlists in its global catalog.

This year, the company will take the Apple Music experience even further. Apple Music and Siri provide an effortless music experience that lets you listen to anything you want with just the use of your voice.

You can now request your favorite songs, albums or artists of your choice. But there are times when you also want to search for the perfect music for the moment and Apple wants Siri to be more useful for that.

Music experts at Apple created new playlists for hundreds of moods and activities. Now, if you ask Siri to put on a playlist for your dinner, you'll hear a perfect selection from Leon Bridges.

When you want to relax a little to go to sleep, there is a playlist to relax with the music of Nils Frahm. And when you need to cheer up a bit to go further on your next hike, you'll need "Take my breath" from The Weekend.

These new playlists, available to any subscriber, make using Apple Music in conjunction with Siri easier and better. Obviously, the company wants to bring this experience to more people than ever before, so Apple introduced a new subscription plan for Apple Music: the Voice plan.

With this new plan, use only your voice and the power of Siri, to access all the songs, all the playlists and all the stations in the Apple Music catalog, on all your Apple devices for only a cost of $4.55 per month.

This plan will be available in 17 countries and regions later this fall.

Now everyone has three great ways to use Apple Music: The individual plan, the family plan, and now the Apple Music Voice plan. Where you can use the power of Siri to access the entire Apple Music catalog.

It is exciting that many more users are going to enjoy Apple Music with their voice. With virtual access to any song you want to listen to, as well as expertly created playlists that are ideal for any occasion.

Apple Music truly has something for everyone and one of the best ways to enjoy it is with the HomePod mini.

HomePod Mini

It consists of a powerful smart speaker with incredible sound, Siri intelligence and is the foundation of your smart home. All this while ensuring that your privacy and security are protected.

Apple added incredible innovation in a sleek, compact design. At the Apple Event, the company unveiled other ways that HomePod mini can complement your home.

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The fabulous HomePod mini unveiled at Apple event

The HomePad mini in yellow, orange, and blue is bold, fun, and adds a pop of color and personality to any space. We add color to every item, from the pretty fabric mesh, the color touchpad, to the details like the volume icons and the cable in a woven pattern.

Beautify your home with the perfect HomePod mini color in every space and enjoy music throughout the house, perfectly synchronized, with multi-room sound.

Get help from Siri for all kinds, like creating a reminder to order what you need for your latest hobby. You can call everyone to the table with Interphone, without raising your voice.

These new colors join white and space gray and are available for just $99 for next November.

The HomePod mini will look great in more places in your home and is a great way to enjoy Apple Music.

When it comes to listening to music on the go, AirPods provide a magical wireless experience and have become the world's most popular headphones.

The Airpods

Many users love listening to music with Airpods and with spatial audio with Dolby Atmos on Apple Music, Airdpods have never sounded better.

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AirPods at the Apple event

By taking music beyond the left and right of traditional stereo sound and into three-dimensional listening, spatial audio immerses you more deeply in the process.

Spatial audio brings music to life, with sounds surrounding you to create something truly multi-dimensional. It is a new way to experience your favorite music.

Every day popular artists like James Blake and Doja Cat are releasing more songs on Dolby Atmos. Spatial audio goes beyond music. When watching TV shows and movies, it enables an immersive experience like in a movie theater, putting you right in the middle of the action.

You can enjoy spatial audio with dynamic head tracking on AirPods Pro and AirPods Max on all your devices from iPhone to iPad to Apple TV and Mac.

The company wants to bring the entire spatial audio experience to even more users. That is why, in the past Apple Event, the company announced the third generation of the most popular AirPods.

The new AirPods feature an interior and exterior design with a force sensor for greater control of your music and phone calls.

To deliver the best sound quality, a new ultra-low distortion driver was designed specifically for the new AirPods to deliver powerful bass and clear high frequencies, whether you're relaxing listening to Yo Yo Ma or singing along with Lizzo.

To keep playing your music during your toughest workouts or running in the rain, the next generation AirPods are sweat and water resistant.

Since each person's ear shape is unique, what you hear may be different from what you are supposed to hear. Apple wanted to find a way to make sure everyone has the best possible audio experience, and they did this in two ways:

  1. With a new anatomical design that brings sound directly to your ears.

  2. Adaptive EQ, a new feature in sound that we first made available with the AirPods Pro. Adaptive EQ provides the best personalized audio experience for you in real time, by adjusting the frequencies in the sound to match what you are listening and how it should be heard, so you can listen to Olivia Rodrigo's latest album the way she wanted you to hear it.

The magical AirPods experience makes it easy for you to enjoy your music all day. It starts the moment you open the case with the one-touch setup that automatically connects with all your Apple devices, making AirPods always ready when you need them.

To extend your experience, Apple has increased the battery life for up to six hours of playback. But if you're in a rush, five minutes of charging gives you one hour of use.

Of course, the convenience of the charging case gives you another four full charges to give you up to 30 total hours of playtime. To make charging your AirPods that much easier, MacSafe and wireless charging have been added to the case.

The new AirPods feature spatial audio with dynamic headgear, a new design, our uniquely designed Adaptive EQ controller, and the magical experience users love. They took the best-selling headphones on the planet and got a lot better.

The price is $179, orders are already being taken and will be available starting next week. Next-generation AirPods join the world's most popular family of hearing aids. This is the new AirPods portfolio, starting at just $129.

Mac and what was said at the Apple Event

Mac has always been an easy-to-use, yet incredibly capable tool that encourages users to create innovative new ways. The tight integration of hardware and software provide a user experience that is second to none.

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The Mac at Apple event 2021

With the Apple chip, that experience will be better than ever. We are in the first year of the two-year transition that began with the M1, the first chip designed specifically for the Mac.

The M1 is a breakthrough, transforming our most popular and affordable systems, redefining what they can do with incredible performance and extraordinary battery life.

The response has been tremendous. The M1 has fueled the growth of the Mac over the past year, outpacing the rest of the industry and resulting in the best Mac year ever.

In the past Apple Event 2021 it was announced that the company will bring the Apple chip to more systems.

Professional users depend on the Mac and the one they most prefer is the MacBook Pro. They choose it to develop incredible apps that enrich people's lives, to create music that moves us and to make movies and television shows that entertain us, and they educate us.

The MacBook Pro appeals to people who want the most powerful Mac laptop, so they can change the world. At the Apple event it was everyone's expected moment as the MacBook Pro was completely reimagined, starting with the first chip designed for the Mac.

The M1 Pro

The M1 Pro is the next chip in the M1 family, and it is revolutionary. The transition to the Apple chip is all about bringing its incredible performance, custom technology, and relentless focus on the Mac's energy efficiency.

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The M1 Pro at the Apple event

That is exactly what the M1 has done. Not only has it transformed our most popular systems, it has left the PC world in awe. The M1 has been amazing to many Apple users, but there are still professional users who require a lot more and something great was built just for them.

That's what the M1 Pro is all about, it's the next chip for the Mac. Building a professional laptop has meant using a power-hungry CPU and a separate GPU.

But a two-chip architecture requires much more power and cooling. It also means that the CPU and GPU have different memory resources and have to copy data from one to the other via a slower interface.

No one has ever applied a system-on-chip design to a professional system until now. Apple did this by expanding the innovative architecture of the M1 to create a much more powerful chip with the M1 Pro.

They started by redesigning the chip board to enable the SoC to scale, while doubling the width of the memory interface and using a DRAM.

This allows the M1 to provide memory with up to 200 GB / s of bandwidth, almost triple that of the M1. Your custom package supports up to 32 GB of unified memory.

The M1 Pro chip pads were built using the innovative 5 nm process technology and have 33.7 billion transistors. It is more than double that of the M1.

All those transistors provide higher performance, starting with a 10-core CPU, with 8 high-performance cores and 2 high-efficiency cores, they provide up to 70% faster CPU performance than the M1.

For graphics, the M1 Pro has a 16-core GPU, 8 more than the M1. These additional cores, along with increased memory bandwidth, give the M1 Pro twice as fast graphics performance as the M1.

The M1 Pro has the industry-leading multimedia engine that speeds up video processing while using very little power. And now it goes further with ProRes.

It is one of the highest quality codecs in professional video production. Adding ProRes acceleration allows the M1 Pro to play multiple 4K and 8K ProRes video streams using only a fraction of the power. It's another key advantage of Apple building its own chip.

Finally, the M1 includes other advanced technologies to form a complete professional system, such as a powerful engine to power multiple displays and additional Thunderbolts controllers to deliver more I / O bandwidth.

So that's what the M1 Pro is all about. Built on the architecture of the M1, the new Pro version takes the incredible performance of Apple's chip to a whole new level.

The M1 Pro is unique in professional computers. But Apple wanted to boost the chip's performance much more. So, at the Aple event, two new chips were introduced for the Mac.

The M1 Max

This amazing chip is based on the M1 Pro and takes its incredible capabilities to new levels. The M1 Max starts with a much higher bandwidth chip board and doubles the memory interface again.

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The super powerful M1 Max unveiled at Apple event

This provides memory with up to 400 GB / s of bandwidth. That's twice the M1 Pro and six times more than the M1. This wider memory interface allows the M1's custom package to support up to 64 GB of unified memory.

Their pickups have an incredible 57 billion transistors. That's 1.7 times more than the M1 Pro and 3.5 times more than the M1. It is the largest chip that Apple has built by far.

The M1 Max has the same powerful and complex 10-core CPU as the M1 Pro and doubles the GPU to an incredible 32 cores, giving the M1 Max up to 4x faster GPU performance than the M1.

It has a much more capable multimedia engine with up to two times faster video encoding and two ProRes accelerators. The M1 Max provides all of this with groundbreaking performance per watt.

For the Apple chip, energy efficiency defines performance with its voice. With virtual access to any song you want to listen to, as well as an energetic urva playlist, it continues to decimate the 4-core chip of a laptop PC.

The M1 is amazing, and when the M1 Pro and M1 Max you can see that they provide a lot more performance. Putting it in perspective, the M1 Pro and M1 Max perform higher at each power level.

At its peak, it provides 1.7 times the performance of a PC chip at the same power level, and at peak performance of a PC chip it provides the same performance using 70% less power, that's very important.

In GPU performance against the M1's power curve, the M1 easily beats it while using much less power. When we add the M1 Pro, it is on a very different level. At its peak, it is more than seven times faster.

Many Laptops add a separate GPU for better graphics performance. The M1 provides more performance using 70% power. But that's not all, there are professional laptops that have independent GPUs with high performance.

They are high performance, but consume a lot of power, and in a laptop when you consume that much power, it results in more heat, noisy fans, and shorter battery life.

In the case of the M1 Max, it provides comparable performance, but uses 40% less power. There is no doubt that it is the most powerful chip in the world.


By designing macOS for the chip, the experience of using a Mac was taken to a new level. Everything is incredibly fast and responsive, the apps launch instantly and with automatic sleep activation.

System-wide enhancements have been made to the new professional chips to provide the best performance in the most demanding apps. For example, use job data from professional apps to optimize how macOS assigns multi-threaded tasks to CPU cores.

Advanced power management functions intelligently divide tasks between the performance and efficiency cores, giving them incredible performance and battery life.

So they can collect more code or edit more video in a single upload. And macOS is designed to maximize the unified memory architecture on these new chips, so professional apps can manipulate huge images or video streams and move them between the CPU and GPU with zero copies for mind-blowing performance.

Technologies like Metal allow apps to automatically adapt to newer chips for better performance.

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macOS at the Apple event

Thanks to Core ML optimizations, machine learning models run, on average, more than three times faster compared to the faster Core i9 MacBook Pro with some ML models more than 20 times faster.

When it comes to security, the M1, M1 Pro and M1 Max take a big step forward, with industry-leading protections like Hardware-verified secure boot, anti-runtime exploit technologies, and fast online cryptography for everyone.

In relation to apps, users receive much more thanks to this chip, and they perform much better than ever. Every app made by Apple has been optimized and works natively on an Apple chip.

We also have Rosetta 2, so Intel-based apps, even professional apps with plug-ins, work without missing a beat. And even running under Rosetta, apps that invoke macOS technologies, like Metal, get a huge speed boost from our optimizations for the Apple chip.

They can run iPhone and iPad apps on the Mac, opening up a huge universe of possibilities. To unleash the full power of these chips, apps can be collected to run natively as universal apps.

New features and even faster performance were released at the Apple event on the M1 Pro and M1 Max.

The MacBook Pro

There is a new and completely redesigned MacBook Pro, and it comes in two sizes. A 16-inch model and for the first time, a compact but incredibly powerful 14-inch model, sharing the same incredible functionality and capabilities.

The new MacBook Pro is a combination of groundbreaking performance with incredible battery life, outstanding screen quality, and advanced connectivity. It is a professional laptop that is unmatched.

It was designed with an intense focus on performance and utility. The new aluminum housing optimizes internal space for better performance and functionality.

It's built around an advanced thermal system that can move 50% more air, even at slower fan speeds. This thermal design allows you to provide phenomenal sustained performance, while you wait quietly.

Thanks to the efficiency of the Apple chip, the fans don't have to be turned on for most everyday tasks.

It's all in a design that's just 16.8 mm thin and 4.7 lbs on the 16-inch model, and just 15.5 mm thin, and 3.5 lbs on the 14-inch model. This new design is just the beginning of the MacBook Pro story.

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14 "and 16" MacBook Pro models at Apple event

When it comes to the keyboard, users appreciate the top row function keys of the standalone Magic Keyboard and added it to the MacBook Pro. The physical keys replace the Touch bar, bringing back the familiar tactile feel of mechanical keys that professional users love.

Regarding connectivity, it has a wide range of ports that makes life much easier for professional users. On one side it has an HDMI port for convenient connection to displays and televisions, a Thunderbolt 4 port, which connects to high-speed peripherals, and an SD memory card slot, allowing for fast multimedia access.

On the other side, the headphone port now has advanced compatibility for high impedance headphones and there are two more thunderrbolt 4 ports, for a total of three in the system.

MagSafe returns to the MacBook Pro, MagSafe 3 has a new design, supports more power in the system and can charge through the Thunderbolt ports.

Display support is better than ever. Up to two Pro Display XDRs can be connected with the M1 Pro. With the M1 Max, they can connect up to three Pro Display XDRs and a 4K television at the same time.

The fantastic Apple event 10/18/2021.