October 2023 ‘Scary Fast’ Event: The HeyDingus Live Blog
Apple’s most intriguing event of the year is about to start.
My final ‘Scary Fast’ event predictions:
🖥️ M3 iMac
💻 M3 Pro and M3 Max MacBook Pros
⌨️ Accessories get USB-C and at least one surprising new feature
🎮 Gaming focus (callout to Japanese viewers)
🧛 At least one costume is seen
🌔 Everything is filmed at night
00:00:00 - Here we go!
00:01:09 - Seeing a lot of MacBook Pros here…
00:01:50 - Absolutely loving this spookiness!
00:02:16 - OMG, what if they did trick-or-treating in the ring?
00:02:43 - “Good evening” ✅
00:03:01 - “Do you think his orange watchband is Halloween themed?” — My buddy Robert
00:03:24 - Gonna be all Mac, all day.
00:04:14 - Starting with MacBook Pro? Would have thought iMac with regular M3 if we were getting that today.
00:05:20 - Boom, there it is. M3, M3 Pro, M3 Max ✅
00:05:38 - And the curiosity is over, 3-nanometer it is.
00:08:01 - Johny Looks very sharp tonight.
00:09:13 - Anyone else watching in Spatial Audio tonight?
00:10:05 - Sounds like pro users will be getting much better battery life with their current workflows with all that energy efficiency.
00:10:58 - That’s a lot of cores in a laptop. Remember when dual or quad core was state-of-the-art? Wasn’t that long ago.
00:11:54 - John and Johny. Power couple.
00:13:25 - Oh, is the 14-inch getting an M3? It is! Does this mean the 13-inch is finally going away?
00:15:28 - I really want a room like that with all the noise cones on the wall. So sweet looking.
00:16:36 - That much RAM in the M3 Max bodes well for the M3 Ultra.
00:17:57 - 11x faster than the latest Intel version is a big incentive to get off that platform.
00:19:06 - Return of the BlackBook?
00:19:56 - I’m not gonna lie, it doesn’t look that different than Space Gray from these shots.
00:21:31 - Ah yes, high-quality Screen Sharing, otherwise known as Vision Pro-mode.
00:22:00 - Stepping inside the home to look at a new iMac? (Nope.)
00:23:05 - Skeleton in the lab!
00:24:35 - Whoa! Quite the price drop! That’s gotta be another nod toward phasing out the 13-inch.
00:25:11 - Horray! The iMac gets an update for its 25th anniversary. And keeps those gorgeous colors.
00:26:08 - I wonder for how many years they’ll be comparing to Intel models. 2 years? 3?
00:27:45 - So there wasn’t really anything else changed besides iMac’s guts, right?
00:28:46 - 30-minute event, or “One more thing”, Tim?
00:29:33 - Oh man, they’re not going to say anything about the accesories? USB-C? Bueller? Bueller?
00:30:01 - “This event was shot on iPhone.” Holy shit!
And that’s it! It was a “scary fast” event, indeed. Time to scour the press releases and website updates to see what other goodies didn’t make it into the presentation. I’ll follow up with more cohesive thoughts soon.
But for now, here are the results of those predictions.
😓 I didn’t do so well on those predictions:
✅ M3 iMac
✅ M3 Pro and M3 Max MacBook Pros
❌ Accessories get USB-C and at least one surprising new feature
❌ Gaming focus (callout to Japanese viewers)
❌ At least one costume is seen
✅ Everything is filmed at night
Have a ghoul night!