Apple presented new iPads and a new Apple Watch back in September. The company recently also lifted the veil on its new iPhones, which are the first 5G smartphones, and a new connected speaker.
But the year is not over yet and Apple will usually introduce new Macs too. 2020 is also an important year for Apple computers as the transition from Intel processors to Apple Silicon processors, developed by the Arm technologies-based company, has finally begun.
This transition should allow Apple to offer more efficient computers, but also more energy efficient. As Macs and iPhones share a common architecture, the convergence between them will increase. For example, Macs with Apple Silicon processors can launch iOS apps as if they were native apps.
When Apple announced this transition at WWDC in June, it announced that the first computer with Apple Silicon processors would arrive this year. As of now, the Apple brand has not yet indicated when these devices will be introduced.
A presentation in November?
It’s possible that Apple will hold another event in November to lift the veil on its new Macs. This is definitely suggested by a tweet from Jon Prosser, a source of “Leaks” that is regularly shared by the media.
Specifically, this source states that the new Macs will be unveiled on November 17th. And Apple could announce that date on November 10th.
You should see this confirmed with an announcement on Tuesday, November 10th.
– Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) October 16, 2020
The first models to use Apple Silicon processors also have rumors circulating on the same subject. A 13-inch MacBook Pro, a MacBook Air, but also a new version of the 12-chip MacBook are mentioned.
Media also suggests that the first MacBook to feature an Apple Silicon processor could use the A14X chip, which is said to be a modified version of the A14 chip used by the iPhone 12 and the new iPad Air. But at the moment these are just rumors of course. What is certain is that this year will be important for Macs.
While the company is waiting for the next Apple computers to showcase, it is already offering a development kit that developers can use to prepare for the transaction. With this iPad Pro chip, we already get an idea of the performance boost MacBooks will benefit from thanks to Apple Silicon.