If you thought two major Apple events this fall weren’t enough, it looks like the company is still planning another big announcement – this time for the Mac – scheduled for some time in mid-November.
The latest info comes from Jon Prosser, which had a somewhat tarnished track record for rumors earlier this year, but has been more accurate recently with a number of accurate predictions about Apple’s recent iPhone 12 event. According to Prosser, Apple is holding an event in November to announce new information about ARM-based Macs with an expected date for the event, which is currently scheduled for November 17th.
While Apple is hosting three events in one season, it’s a bit unusual after announcing it major transition to ARM-based processors for the entire Mac line back at WWDC 2020 and promised to unveil at least one new ARM-based Mac by the end of the year, many had assumed that a Mac-specific keynote for sometime in the fall / winter was a foregone conclusion.
While it’s hard to say exactly what Apple will announce, I suspect the first Mac to feature one of Apple’s custom-designed ARM-based chips will be a thin, lightweight laptop similar to the MacBook Air or MacBook Pro. 13 – though I would not be surprised to see a new Mac Mini or iMac with an ARM-based chip also being announced. However, don’t expect a complete top-to-bottom overhaul of Apple’s entire data processing to happen right away, as Apple has already said the transition will happen gradually over the next two years.
Aside from new Macs, it’s possible that Apple’s November event may shed light on Apple’s AirTags, which many have expected to be announced sometime this year. But for anyone hoping to see news about AirPods Studio – which is reportedly Apple’s upcoming noise-canceling headphones over the ear – Prosser claims the release for them has been pushed to sometime next spring.
So for anyone who hasn’t already gotten filled with Apple messages, keep an eye out for more information on new Macs coming in November.