This month, Apple handles the first pre-orders and sales on the iPhone 12, starting with the 12 and 12 Pro. The other two will arrive next month, but November will be marked by another major event – the official introduction of Apple-powered MacBooks.
The company announced that it will move from Intel and towards its own silicon back in June during WWDC. However, the only actual hardware unveiled that day was the Mac-based developer transition tool for the Mac, powered by an Apple A12Z Bionic.
Leakster Jon Prosser reports that the ARM Mac event is scheduled for November 17th. He says Apple will officially confirm the date a week earlier on November 10.
Unofficial information (allegedly from TSMC) suggests that a 12-inch MacBook will be the first macOS device powered by an Apple-designed chipset. And that chipset will be the Apple A14X, an upgraded version of the A14 used in iPhones and iPads.
Although this again, has not been confirmed by Apple. It said it will take about two years to transfer the Mac line all the way to its own silicon, so expect to see a new generation or two of Intel-powered Macs.
Prosser adds that there will be another “thing” at the ARM Mac event, AirPods Studio, Apple’s first over-ear headphones. They will be available in two versions, a sporty one for $ 350 and a premium model for $ 600. There were rumors early on that Studio would be unveiled with iPhones, instead we got the HomePod mini.