Apple to host November event to launch new Apple Silicon Mac models, claims Bloomberg
Apple will host a special event in November to officially launch its first wave of Apple Silicon Mac models, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman.
In a story about Apple’s upcoming “Hi, Speed” event next week, which is set to see the launch of four new 5G iPhone models, Gurman claims Apple will host “another launch” in November for the introduction of machines powered on the new Apple Silicon processor, saying the first ARM Mac will be a notebook, without confirming whether it will be a new MacBook Pro or MacBook Air.
If Gurman’s insight is true, this would mark the first time Apple has hosted a special event three months in a row, with the launch of the Apple Watch Series 6 and more in September, and of course next week’s iPhone 12 event on October 13.
Since Apple announced it would begin introducing ARM Macs earlier in the year, numerous reports have speculated which machines will be the first to get the upgrade. Reliable Apple insider Ming-Chi Kuo has said Apple Silicon is coming first to a new 13.3-inch MacBook Pro and a redesigned iMac, whereas others have claimed Apple will bring back the discontinued 12-inch MacBook and make that the first machine with the new processor.
Apple plans to ship the first Mac with Apple silicon by the end of the year and complete the transition in about two years. Apple will continue to support and release new versions of macOS for Intel-based Macs for years to come, and has claimed it still has new Intel-based Macs in development.