Apple produced an event video for M2 Mac mini & MacBook Pro

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in Current Mac Hardware edited January 17
To promote the new M2 Mac mini and MacBook Pro, Apple released a launch video exactly as if they had been unveiled at an event.

John Ternus fronts the new
John Ternus fronts the new "event" video from Apple


Despite rumors, it didn't seem likely that Apple would unveil the new MacBook Pro and new Mac mini without any fanfare. Then Apple could have staged an event to launch them both, but it didn't.

Instead Apple filmed and produced an 18-minute video that could looks and works precisely as if there had been an event. Plus Apple PR send out a push notification that read, "What's new in Today's event?".






That includes John Ternus, SVP of hardware engineering, presenting the video and calling out to colleagues across the expanse of Apple Park. Colleague Erin Turullols, Senior Engineering Program Manager, Mac, and Tim Millet
Vice PresidentVP, Platform Architecture.

Each gave us details of the new M2 processor's capability, and also some processor design information. Then it has a roundup of users ecstatic reactions.

The sole thing missing is Tim Cook. He makes no appearance at all, neither at the start or the end.

Otherwise this could have slotted into just about any launch since Apple moved to online presentations during the pandemic.

It's conceivable that it once was due to go into a previous event, and this is the equivalent of a kind of deleted scene. It's more likely that Apple finished the video only when the new processors were ready.

And what's most likely is that Apple has discovered it is now good with these videos, after so many live events had to move online.


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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 8
    JP234JP234 Posts: 789member
    Interesting. Apple cut the price of the entry-level M2 Mini to $599 from $699.
    But third party sellers are still listing the M1 version for $699. Guessing it won't be long before those drop to $499-$549 real soon.
    watto_cobrah2p
  • Reply 2 of 8
    netroxnetrox Posts: 1,286member
    The MacBook Pro M2 MAX is truly impressive! 
     




    radarthekatwatto_cobra
  • Reply 3 of 8
    Tim Millet states that the M2 Pro is “second-generation 5nm” which is N5P, same as M2. As for M2 Max, he described it as an M2 Pro with additional graphics. So it must be N5P as well.
    radarthekatwatto_cobra
  • Reply 4 of 8
    Week video unfortunately. 

    Someone spent a day gathering YouTube content creator clips reviewing old products and mashed them together with some heap graphics. 

    Disappointing. 

    Thankfully, the actual product updates are finally here and much needed. 
  • Reply 5 of 8
    mpantonempantone Posts: 1,939member
    Looking at the background landscape foliage in the Apple Campus shots, this appears to have been filmed in the autumn so it was likely intended for an October-November event.

    There's no way this was edited to be part of a January-February "live" (cough cough) event.

    My guess is that manufacturing delays punted the launch to today. The recent spell of rainy days probably thwarted any chances of them re-recording cheery, sunny outdoor shots so the footage was released as is. After all, it's not like the products changed in a couple of months. This video has been in the can for months.
    edited January 17
  • Reply 6 of 8
    entropysentropys Posts: 3,793member
    It is definitely getting a bit old comparing apple silicon with the last 10th gen i9 counterparts. Might as well compare them with a powerbook 3400c. Just as relevant.
    why not compare with say, a current i9 dell precision or lenovo thinkpad?
    muthuk_vanalingam
  • Reply 7 of 8
    Apple will probably sell more M2 class Macs to people still on intel than on M1 class. That's my take on the comparisons.
  • Reply 8 of 8
    fastasleepfastasleep Posts: 6,218member
    mpantone said:
    Looking at the background landscape foliage in the Apple Campus shots, this appears to have been filmed in the autumn so it was likely intended for an October-November event.

    There's no way this was edited to be part of a January-February "live" (cough cough) event.

    My guess is that manufacturing delays punted the launch to today. The recent spell of rainy days probably thwarted any chances of them re-recording cheery, sunny outdoor shots so the footage was released as is. After all, it's not like the products changed in a couple of months. This video has been in the can for months.
    Definitely. The URL even has 2022 in it, twice:

    https://www.apple.com/105/media/us/mac/2022/56a714a6-7476-4896-b369-0ee5fa649290/films/macbook-pro-14-and-16-mac-mini-product/mac-macbook-pro-14-and-16-mac-mini-product-tpl-us-2022_16x9.m3u8
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