No Macs at the Apple iPhone 13 event, but the year isn't over yet

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Should you buy a new MacBook now or wait? October or November may bring new Apple Silicon MacBooks just in time for holiday shopping.
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During Apple's annual September hardware launch event, the company focused on iPhone 13, new iPads and a new Apple Watch, but Macs were nowhere to be seen. That wasn't a huge surprise, given the leaks and analyst predictions, but it was still disappointing for anyone trying to decide between getting a new MacBook now or waiting.

The last big new Mac news was a 24-inch version of the iMac all-in-one desktop, powered by Apple's own M1 CPU. That joined the MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro and Mac Mini as computers that have ditched Intel chips for Apple's own designs. Right now, the 27-inch iMac, 16-inch MacBook Pro and Mac Pro desktop are the Intel-based holdouts.

Even if a new MacBook Pro or updated MacBook Air wasn't going to turn up at the iPhone 13 event, there was a rumor floating around that all seven colors of the 24-inch iMac would be available in stores -- some…
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