Apple, Google, and Samsung’s “MacBook-Pixel-Galaxy” all-star fight kicks off October 18: Who will be the winner?

So, in case you are living under a rock, or you simply could care less about tech, you’d know that Apple, Google, Samsung, and Huawei are holding events next week! Yes, all of them are taking place next week, but probably for the first time ever (!), arguably the four most significant players in the smartphone world for the past few years are holding back-to-back events!

Apple’s “Unleashed” event takes place on October 18
Google’s Pixel 6 event will be on October 19
Samsung’s “Unpacked Part 2” follows on October 20
Huawei’s European product launch puts an end to the fiesta on October 21

Although I’ve mentioned Huawei, I’ll leave the Chinese tech giant out of this one since we are pretty much only expecting to see the Nova 9 series for the European market – no Huawei P50 Pro. Also, the phones (still) won’t support GMS.

That leaves us with the big three – Apple, Google, and Samsung.

Apple’s “Unleashed” event on October 18

Apple, Google, and Samsung’s "MacBook-Pixel-Galaxy" all-star fight kicks off October 18: Who will be the winner?

Sure, we don’t cover laptops and PCs, but what will happen on October 18 is pretty significant to the tech world in general! Apple is expected to announce:

New 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro laptops with an upgraded design for the first time since 2016
A new Mac Mini with an upgraded design
AirPods 3
The final (public) version of macOS Monterey

The new 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models share arguably their most important hardware element with the iPhone! That’s right. Since the M1 MacBooks from 2020, Apple began transitioning towards using ARM-based processors even for their computers. This is a monumental leap for personal computing. The chip powering the MacBook is practically a beefed-up version of Apple’s A15 Bionic. That’s what allows MacBooks to run iPhone and iPad apps!
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We’ve also been hearing rumors about AirPods 3 for ages, and it seems like the wait might finally be over. Still, AirPods 3 aren’t as surefire for this event as the new MacBook. If we do end up getting new AirPods, they are expected to look like a mix between the AirPods Pro and standard AirPods – with shorter stems, ANC (?), but on-ear fit instead of in-ear. I’m sure some people have been waiting for this design with ANC for a while.

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