The Apple Silicon Mac was announced at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June’s online event. In the Keynote, the company’s CEO, Tim Cook confirmed that the first-generation Apple Silicon Mac will be released later this year. Now a leaker and YouTuber, Jon Prosser claims that the ARM Mac would be announced next month.
Prosser has a mixed track record but recently his information on the design, features, and release date of the new iPhone 12 models was spot on. Having said that, he claims of new AirTags, AirPower wireless charger, and AirPods Studio, were a miss.
New ARM Mac in November
After years of partnership with Intel, Apple has finally decided to part ways. The company has given a two years transition time frame to switch from the Intel Core processor to its custom-built build Apple Silicon chip for the new Mac on the latest macOS Big Sur.
Jon Prosser says that in another online event on November 17, the Cupertino tech giant will official unveil the new ARM Mac. He further added that the invitations for the upcoming event will be sent out on Tuesday, November 10.
You should see this confirmed with an announcement on Tuesday, November 10th.
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) October 16, 2020
This claim is corroborated by other reputable sources, Ming-Chi Kuo reported that the 13-inch MacBook Pro will be the first ARM product to be launch in the later of 2020, and in October, Mark Gurman of Bloomberg wrote that the first-generation Apple Silicon Mac will launch in November.
“The company is also preparing to announce its first Apple-branded over-ear headphones and a smaller version of the HomePod speaker as early as this month. The first Mac laptop with Apple’s own processor, among other products, will emerge at another launch in November.”
The New Apple Silicon Mac
According to a report by The China Times, the new ARM 12-inch MacBook will be powered by a new A14X chip and deliver 15 to 20 hours of battery life. The publisher wrote,
“According to Apple’s supply chain, Apple is expected to launch a Macbook with a 12-inch Retina Display at the end of this year, using its self-developed and designed A14X processor, with the development code of Tonga, supporting a USB Type-C interface and weighing less than 1 kilogram, because of the low-power advantage of the Arm-based processor.
The Macbook battery lasts 15 to 20 hours. The A14X processor will also be used in the new generation iPad Pro tablet.”
To achieve a unified architecture, Apple has decided to transition the Macs line-up from Intel Core processors to custom Apple Silicon chip. At the WWDC conference, the Core OS team explained how developers can take advantage of the security enhancements, application compatibility, and new boot and recovery features.