As Apple announced a few hours ago, they will hold a new online event on November 10 to present more news in products and services. After the event in September and last October , Apple is expected to present new Macs this time . And they will be special ones, the first with the company’s own Apple Silicon processor and announced a few months ago.
According to Mark Gurman in Bloomberg , Apple will take advantage of this event to take the first steps in its independence from Intel . For a decade and a half Intel has marked the launch of new Mac computers by relying on Apple directly on the development and launch of Intel chips. As it did on the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch, Apple is preparing to develop its own chips for computers as well.
The first date to mark on the calendar is this next November 10. According to Bloomberg thanks to its sources, Apple will present a total of three new laptops next week . These three laptops will bring the new CPU with ARM architecture and Apple’s own design. An alternative to Intel and AMD that will be better integrated into the brand’s ecosystem. Of course, no external changes are expected for laptops with respect to current generations.
The idea is that they are two new MacBook Pro 13 “and 16” accompanied by a MacBook Air 13 “. Everything indicates that the three laptops will make a significant leap in power and above all autonomy. Some previous rumors indicate up to 20 hours of autonomy in these laptops. Now, it remains to be seen how well the operating system integrates with this new hardware, the first generations always have things to polish.
This first generation of Mac computers with Apple Silicon will mount a chip based on the Apple A14 , currently used in the iPad Air and the new iPhone. It’s not entirely clear if there will be a future self-developed fork for Mac chips over iOS. Currently Apple has different lines of development in processors: A for the iPhone and iPad, S for the Apple Watch, T for the security coprocessor, U for connectivity …
After the three new laptops the thing is not over. According to Bloomberg from Cupertino they are preparing a new Mac Pro that will be approximately half the size of the current one . We’ll see if this doesn’t pose a problem for modularity like the previous generation Mac Pro did. It’s unclear if that Mac will replace the current Mac Pro or if it’s an add-on model. On the other hand, Apple seems to be developing a new iMac with a redesign that will probably apply changes to the screen and above all bring the manufacturer’s own chip.
When Apple announced the new Apple Silicon in June, it said the idea is to provide a common architecture for all of its devices . In other words, this means a convergence that allows universal development and execution of iPhone or iPad apps on Mac for example. These types of transitions however take some time, so there may still be a few years until Intel disappears from the products in the Apple catalog. On November 10, some doubts will be cleared up.