Apple has scheduled a new streaming event for October 30 at 8 PM ET, right in the heart of the spookiest season of the year. This event, aptly named the “Scary Fast” event, hints at potential hardware announcements. To catch the live stream, you have several options: you can tune in via YouTube, Apple’s official website, or your Apple TV devices. Alternatively, you can simply keep this page open, as we’ve embedded the live stream below for your convenience.
So, what’s in store for this Halloween-themed stream? With the recent big reveal of the iPhone 15, attention now turns to Apple’s desktop and laptop computers. Given the event’s name, the highly anticipated M3 chip is likely to make its debut. It’s been nearly 17 months since the introduction of the M2 chip, and considering the pace of technological advancement, it’s about time for a new release. To put it in perspective, there was a 19-month gap between the launch of the M1 and the M2.
Of course, chips are only as valuable as the devices they power, so we can expect a couple of hardware announcements to accompany the introduction of the “scary fast” M3 chipset. Prominent Apple analysts, Ming-Chi Kuo and Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, both point to the spotlight being on an M3-powered MacBook Pro at the event.
Furthermore, it’s high time for Apple to introduce some new iMacs, given that it has been well over two years since the colorful refresh in 2021. Gurman suggests that the event is likely to unveil a new 24-inch iMac, also featuring the rumored M3 chip. The current low availability of iMacs in retail stores often signals an impending upgrade.
There’s also the potential for some iPad announcements during the event. If the theme revolves around M3-powered products, it’s more probable that we’ll see a new iPad Pro rather than a standard entry-level tablet. However, it’s been just a year since the most recent iPad Pro was introduced, albeit as a modest upgrade. Naturally, other iPad models could also receive some attention, positioning them for a holiday season launch.
While there may be surprises in store, recent releases of iPhones and watches, along with the knowledge that the Vision Pro is due next year, limit the possibilities. At the very least, we can look forward to Apple presenters donning Halloween costumes, adding a touch of fun to the event. Who knows, we might even see Tim Cook dressed up as that viral blue smurf cat that gained fame on TikTok earlier this month!