Apple “Scary Fast” Event Scheduled for 30 October 2023

Originally published at: Apple “Scary Fast” Event Scheduled for 30 October 2023 - TidBITS

Apple has announced a special virtual event for the day before Halloween with a spooky graphic and tagline. Will the announcements be a trick or treat?

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Darn, 1AM our time… after a long flight the night before… I doubt I’ll be awake.

Online only, odd time, odd day…and a focus on speed and a Mac icon. The Pro surely…

Exactly my thought, not getting up at 1am for that lol.

More likely M3 Macs of some kind. We’ll see!

Ditto, 1 AM. If I’m up, I’ll watch it; otherwise, I’ll watch it from bed when I wake up. I do enjoy these events, but they can wait.

I guess we’ll see, but I’m not sure I believe that the M3 is ready just yet. My guess is that this is just an update to the iMac line to get the M2 series of chips, including perhaps the M2 Pro and Max.

For those for whom the time is inconvenient:

The stream is recorded so you can watch it at your leisure. If yu don’t want to be spoiled, watch before you read any news. It will be just like watching live.


But we will miss the chat in SlackBITS. I’ll have a word with Tim.


M2 iMac seems to make most sense, but with that kind of event tagline, it almost has to be M3. M2 was late, so perhaps indeed it is already time for M3.

I really just hope it’s not new M3 Pro/Max 14"/16" MBPs. I just booked an expensive overseas trip for the holiday break. I can’t be spending another $3k+ on a new MBP. :man_facepalming: :rofl:


Well Simon, let’s sign you up for an Apple Card! You can finance that M3 Mac Pro, with upgraded wheels, with no interest till 11/2024 !! :smiley: :money_mouth_face:
If I may, where ya headed? Enjoy, be safe and airtags in your luggage!

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Unfortunately, I already have an Apple Card (but I don’t do financing, ever) so that won’t fix my predicament. :rofl: Korea, checking in on the in-laws. With a stopover (for recovery from the in-laws) in Kauai on the way back home. :partying_face: :beach_umbrella: :thong_sandal: :sunny:And yes, between the two of us we’ll be bringing along about 5 AirTags for sure. :laughing:

Back on topic, the usually super reliable Gurman :roll_eyes: now claims the iMac will receive just M3 with no other significant changes. That’s kind of what I would have expected before the year’s end (how long has it now been since the M1 iMac came out and hasn’t been touched since?), but is Apple really taking the ho-hum 24" iMac to launch the M3 and using “scary fast” to advertise it? Last time they used “scary fast” and “scary faster” was when Pro and Max were introduced.


Love Kauai…much nicer than Oahu. Maui is nice too but a lot more crowded than Kauai is.

If a new iMac (or any desktop) is announced, I would think that new versions of the keyboards, trackpad and mouse with USB-C ports would also be announced. When Apple replaces the AirPod Max headphones, that should wrap up the conversion.

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The Postscript (towards the bottom) to this Daring Fireball post has very bold speculation that the existing 24” iMacs will be upgraded with the M2 and a new iMac Pro will get M2 Pro and M2 Max chips.

Dan Moren agrees with you:

I like Gruber’s speculation that perhaps a new larger iMac is launching with M2 Pro/Max. That could explain the tagline and it would take into account that it’s quite likely M3 Pro/Max is not ready to ship in volume yet. It could also explain where those colored braided USB cables came from that were peddled as being for iPhone 15. I just hope such an iMac gets a 27" (or larger) screen. The 24" is a nice cash register, but seriously.


So I guess the question is: what happens to items you put in your Apple Store wishlist when they get replaced? It’s clear now that I should have bought that MBP 14, and the Studio is just a dream. If there is, somehow, news of an iMac to replace my 27-inch iMac '20, or a new MBP to top my M2 Air which is giving me regrets owing to just the 2 TB4 ports, I’ll certainly be interested.

I would like to see an M2 iMac and still with 24" display. The M2 would support more RAM.

Well, we hope, but don’t know.
However, we can chat a bit about proper grammar, over here we got a “SCARILY FAST”, isn’t that scary? :grinning:

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Correct of course, but scarily pedantic(al). :wink: