The new M2 Mac mini and updated MacBook Pro lineup were originally scheduled to be released in 2022, with a release video filmed for an event that never occurred.
There was a reason why Apple’s release of an 18-minute promotional video for its new Macs seemed peculiar. And as to why its press releases referred to “today’s event” when none had occurred.
This is because there was no event in 2022. The video was created at that time, most likely for an October event that was subsequently canceled.
Presumably, the event would have included more than these new Macs, as even if Tim Cook had filmed an introduction, it would not have lasted Apple’s typical hour. Even though it is unknown what else may have been launched or when this canceled event would have occurred, there certainly was to be one.
The proof is contained in the 18-minute video. Apple’s “Watch the announcement” button provides a URL that includes the year 2022.
Based on the video, it does not appear that there would have been any additional Mac-related news at this canceled event. However, there is the issue that Apple hinted at the March 2022 event that it would release an Apple Silicon Mac Pro, and it still hasn’t.