Everything you can expect from Apple’s October Mac event

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Everything to expect at the Apple October Mac event
Plenty of new Macs are supposedly on the agenda for the Apple October event.
Concepts: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac/Antonio De Rosa

If this week’s “California Streaming” event didn’t blow you away, maybe an October Apple event focused on Macs will. Expectations are high: We could see the debut of as many as four different models, all powered by a new Apple M-series processor.

Here are the computers that leaks and rumors say are coming. But we could always be surprised. Again.

Today in Apple history: iMac G5 takes a page out of the iPod’s playbook

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The iMac G5 looked like the world's biggest iPod.
The iMac G5 looked like the world's biggest iPod.
Photo: Matthew Pearce/Flickr CC

August 31: Today in Apple history: iMac G5 takes a page out of the iPod's playbook August 31, 2004: Apple launches the iMac G5, a distinctive, white plastic computer that looks a little like the world’s biggest iPod.

Housed in a 2-inch-thick enclosure reminiscent of Apple’s Cinema Displays, the new all-in-one machine bridges the gap between the pleasing plasticity of the iconic G3 iMac and the minimalist form factor of today’s ultra-slim aluminum Mac desktops.

Not every setup has 69 pieces of gear in it [Setups]

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Thad K's setup features 69 different pieces of gear.
Thad K's setup features 69 different pieces of gear.
Photo: Thad K

Thad K, a 63-year-old project lead and analyst for a U.S. Department of Energy contractor for the past 37 years, recently won an Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2 Bluetooth speaker from Cult of Mac. The little speaker had no idea what a legion of tech equipment it was about to join — 69 pieces of gear in Stockton, California.

WWDC 2021 ‘Universal Control’ workstation lives on [Setups]

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The resemblance is uncanny.
The resemblance is uncanny.
Photo: kinky_unicorn@Reddit.com

Remember those heady days of WWDC 2021, when Apple Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi performed a magical drag-and-drop demo of Universal Control that made the near-future world of macOS Monterey seem especially cool? Oh, yeah. It was just last month.

Anyway, Redditor kinky_unicorn certainly remembers it. They recreated Federighi’s workstation from the video, took a photo of it and posted it on Reddit, after all.

Larger iMac ‘en route’ and could bring even faster ‘M2X’ chip

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M1 iMac
Could it be Apple's fastest desktop to date?
Photo: Apple

A larger iMac powered by Apple Silicon is “en route” and could feature an even faster “M2X” chip, according to reliable reporter Mark Gurman.

The next-generation all-in-one is expected to replace the 27-inch iMac with an even larger screen — perhaps around 30 inches — and could well be Apple’s fastest desktop to date.

Win big with this ultimate Apple giveaway worth more than $5,000

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Apple gear
Enter to win a dream setup that will thrill any Apple fan.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

Want another bite out of Apple? Of course you do. While Apple alternatives come in at better price points, there’s a reason why the brand has so many steadfast loyalists. There’s simply nothing quite like Apple products.

That’s why this Apple bundle giveaway is as awesome as it claims to be. For a limited time, you can purchase entries to win an iMac, iPad Pro, MacBook Pro, AirPods Pro and a bevy of Apple subscriptions, all while donating to a benevolent charity. With products valued at a grand total of $5,743, this is a bundle giveaway that you definitely don’t want to miss.