At this year’s World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) in June, Apple had announced its move to shift to ARM-powered processors from Intel CPUs. CEO Tim Cook had revealed that the company will launch its first Mac with Apple Silicon at the end of this year.
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Now the Cupertino based tech giant has scheduled an event on November 10th called ‘One More Thing’. Apple is expected to announce its first Macs based on ARM architecture. The event will start at 10am PST (11:30pm IST) and will be livestreamed on Apple’s website.
What to expect at Apple’s ‘One more thing’ event
Apple has been using Intel chipsets since 2005. With the move to ARM-powered Macs, Apple is aiming seamless ecosystem for its product lineup with the processor supporting iOS and iPadOS apps natively. According to Apple, the ARM-based Silicon chipset will deliver higher performance with low battery consumption compared to its Intel processors.
The company’s first computer processors will likely be based on the A14 chip that is found on the latest iPhones and iPads. “With its powerful features and industry-leading performance, Apple silicon will make the Mac stronger and more capable than ever.” Tim Cook was quoted saying at WWDC.
According to a recent report, Apple is set to unveil a 13-inch MacBook Air, 13 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models at its upcoming November 10 event. All three machines are speculated to be powered by Apple silicon based on A14 Bionic SoC. Apart from the processor switch, the new MacBooks may not feature any significant changes.
At WWDC Apple had announced that new Intel-powered Macs are still in pipeline, so it will not entirely shift to ARM-based machines anytime soon. Alongside the new ARM-powered Macs, Apple is also expected to launch the macOS 11 Big Sur that was announced at WWDC and has been in beta since then.