Apple ‘Scary Fast’ Event Review

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A seasoned panel of Apple tech enthusiasts joined Steven Scott on Double Tap to dissect the unveilings from Apple’s much-anticipated ‘Scary Fast’ event on October 30th.

The ‘Scary Fast’ tagline wasn’t just a catchy phrase; it was a precursor to showcasing, what it considers, the lightning-fast capabilities of the new M3 chips that now form the basis of the newly launched 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, as well as the 24-inch iMac. Our tech pundits Michael Babcock, Damashe Thomas and Jenine Stanley delve into the nitty-gritty of what these innovations hold for the Apple ecosystem and the computing world at large.

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The News

The new MacBook Pro models are the epitome of speed and efficiency, thanks to the M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max chips that they house. These machines flaunt a Liquid Retina XDR display which is 20% brighter, a built-in 1080p camera, and a six-speaker sound system, setting a new benchmark for what users can expect from a compact yet powerful computing device.

On the other hand, the 24-inch iMac, now with the M3 chip, has upped its ante, boasting a performance that’s up to 2x faster than its predecessor which featured the M1 chip. For those transitioning from an Intel-based iMac, the new model offers up to 2.5x faster performance than previous 27-inch models and 4.5x faster than the 21.5-inch models. Additionally, the iMac now supports up to 24GB of RAM, making it a powerhouse for multitasking and professional use.

The ‘Scary Fast’ event marked a novel evening timeframe for Apple’s product unveiling, and was speedily wrapped up in a 30-minute presentation, and apparently was shot on iPhone and edited on Mac, which has excited many reviewers.

The team discuss the news from their unique perspectives as blind people, and challenge the notion that it might now be time to upgrade.

More: Watch Steven Scott and Marc Aflalo round up the Apple Event on Access Tech Live

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