We’re nearly into mid-November and Apple’s not quite done yet with pillaging your wallet. There’s one more special event taking place on Tuesday, November 10, and it will debut Apple’s first Macs using its own custom Arm-based silicon chips.
What can you expect to hear from Apple tomorrow? Bloomberg says the following Macs are slated to become the first Apple Silicon Macs:
Processors within these Macs will be based on the A14 chip found within this year’s iPhone 12 lineup and iPad Air. There was no mention of any Mac desktops with Apple Silicon coming at the event, according to Bloomberg’s report.
Tomorrow, Apple will most likely also announce the final public release of macOS Big Sur, or macOS 11.
The transition to its own silicon for Mac means no more relying on Intel and CPU delays, allowing Apple to become even more vertically integrated. Apple said it believes the transition away from Intel will take two years and it still said Intel-based Macs are in the pipeline.
“From the beginning, the Mac has always embraced big changes to stay at the forefront of personal computing. Today we’re announcing our transition to Apple silicon, making this a historic day for the Mac,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, at WWDC this summer. “With its powerful features and industry-leading performance, Apple silicon will make the Mac stronger and more capable than ever. I’ve never been more excited about the future of the Mac.”
For the love of god, please don’t make the first Silicon Macs too expensive, Apple. #astalavistaintel