My two disappointments with Apple’s ‘Unleashed’ announcements

Overall, response to Apple’s announcement of the M1 Pro and M1 Max processors in new MacBook Pros at Monday’s “Unleashed” event has been very good. I agree the new laptops look incredible, but the event left me at least partially disappointed.

No new display

I was expecting Apple to introduce a new external monitor along with updated laptops. I was wrong. 

If Apple isn’t planning such a product soon, I think it’s making a mistake. Folks who purchase a Mac laptop want an Apple display that looks better than LG’s UltraFine offerings. What we need is a 24-inch iMac — without the computer, but with the beautiful screen and great speaker system.

No colors

Apple apparently wants only purchasers of consumer products to have all the fun. The 24-inch iMac comes in a choice of colors. The next MacBook Air (expected in early 2022) is predicted to come in different hues.

Alas, the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros are still only available in space grey or silver. 

C’mon, Apple, users of your pro products want to add a little to their tech life as well.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.