November 17 Apple Silicon Mac launch claimed
Apple leaker Jon Prosser jumps jubilantly back into the limelight on strength of his latest claim the Cupertino company will introduce the first Apple Silicon Macs on November 17.
Here come the Macs
Echoing previous speculation, Prosser claims the company will introduce new Macs at the event which the company will officially announce one week before.
This follows the recent publication of a regulatory document confirming up to eight varieties of new Mac.
The company will introduce new Apple Silicon and Intel model Macs at this show, where it may also introduce Apple Tags. Apple will hold its next major event in March, where it will introduce AirPods Studio, Prosser said, but there will be no Apple TV until next year, he says.
The release data makes some sense: Apple has staggered new product releases through September, October and November this year as it seeks to maintain new product schedules and stave off the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic against its bottom line.
To confirm, there IS a November ARM Mac event.
I’m hearing November 17th. 🗓
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) October 16, 2020
There’s a great deal of interest in the new Macs – not only will these be the first Apple Silicon Macs, but it will be the first opportunity to discover what kind of chip sits inside them.
Assuming some variant of the A14 processor that’s about to appear inside of the iPad Air 4 and iPhone 12 series smartphones, will Apple scale the chip up to deliver even more performance, and if it does, how will these Macs stack up against their Intel-based siblings?
What to expect
What we’ve heard so far about these machines:
- 8-core, 12-core and 16-core Apple Silicon Mac chips are on the map (the latter for desktops).
- May deliver up to 15-20-hour battery life.
- Excellent performance per watt.
- From $799.
- More here.
The company has said it intends finishing the transition in the next couple of years. It will continue to sell Intel Macs in the meantime.