Right here’s a captivating little thriller.

Going into WWDC 2021, it appeared fairly probably Apple would announce the rumored redesigned MacBook Professional, together with a extra highly effective replace to the M1 processor, maybe known as the M2. That didn’t occur, so many concluded the leakers simply acquired it mistaken this time.

However then @maxbalzer_ on Twitter observed one thing attention-grabbing in regards to the WWDC reside stream on YouTube: Apple tagged it with the key phrases ‘M1X’ and ‘M1X MacBook Professional.’

Hmmmm.

We have now confirmed this ourselves (shoutout to the TubeBuddy extension which exhibits the tags). As of the publication of this text, the tags are nonetheless up.

Now, there are a couple of seemingly easy explanations. Maybe whoever arrange the livestream was merely seeking to maximize the stream’s views, and leveraging the leaks looks as if a straightforward approach to try this.

However that’s… sort of bizarre. That is Apple we’re speaking about — they stunning a lot by no means acknowledge leaks, and so they don’t must fish for views.

The list of tags Apple used for WWDC 2021, including 'm1x macbook pro' and 'm1x'