It will be a fascinating week for Apple MacBook fans. The US tech giant is hosting a major event on Tuesday, November 10th. Invitations sent out to the world's media last week featured the famous Apple logo and the words "One last thing". That doesn't tell us much, of course, but we do know that Apple is bringing out a new computer this year. If this is the final event in 2020 – as the invitation suggests – it doesn't take much detective work to figure out what's possible to be announced in a matter of days.
Apple announced in June that its popular PCs with all future devices that are to be operated with the company's own Apple Silicon processor will be fundamentally changed.
During its global developer conference, Apple announced that it was differentiating itself from Intel and announced plans to ship the first Mac with Apple silicon by the end of the year.
It is then expected that all Macs will switch to Apple's private label processors within two years. The company boasts that this transition marks the biggest leap the Mac has ever made.
Apple says its custom silicon will deliver industry-leading performance and powerful new technologies. “The Mac has made big changes from the start to stay at the forefront of personal computing. Today we are announcing our transition to Apple silicon, making this a historic day for the Mac, ”said Tim Cook, Apple CEO at WWDC in June.
“With its powerful features and industry-leading performance, Apple Silicon will make the Mac stronger and more capable than ever. I've never been so excited about the future of the Mac. "
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So what could actually be announced on Tuesday?
Well, as with all Apple events, there are a lot of rumors that some pundits are pointing out that both a new MacBook Air and a new MacBook Pro might be unveiled.
There have also been some suggestions that the first Apple-powered MacBook could come in the form of a reboot of the popular 12-inch model that was taken off sale last year.
According to sources speaking to the China Times, Apple will use an A14X processor to power its next-generation notebook. This includes 12 cores, including eight high-performance cores and four energy-efficient ones. Battery life will be a major focus for Apple with its first batch of Apple silicon-based Macs – not just with raw power. Therefore, we can expect the next-generation 12-inch MacBook to hit the market with 15-20 hours of battery life between charges, the China Times reports.
Apple is always up to date with its launches, but it will all be announced in just a few days and Express.co.uk will bring you all the news live via Apple's online keynote.
Things start at 6 p.m. GMT. Check out this section for any major Mac updates.