The first Apple Silicon Mac is coming in November? (Bloomberg report)

The AirPods Studio and the smaller HomePod may be announced this month.

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2020年10月12日, 午後 08:17 in mac
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Following Apple's iPhone 12 launch event on October 13, a rumor is reporting that Apple will announce a Mac in November that will feature Apple Silicon, a chip developed by Apple itself.

According to an article by Mark Gurman, a reporter for Bloomberg, the first Mac with Apple’s own processor will emerge "at another launch" in November. Gurman has an impressive track record of predicting unannounced Apple products, and he also just correctly predicted that the fourth-generation iPad Air and Apple Watch Series 6 would appear at a special event this September.

And while back in September he said Apple Silicon Macs would be announced "by November," this time around he has narrowed it down to "November. As for the first Apple Silicon-powered device, renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that it would be a 13-inch MacBook Pro, and some believe it will be a 12-inch MacBook, but Gurman did not say which model.

The fact that Apple has held three media events in three months is unprecedented. But this is also the first time in history that a new coronavirus infection has spread globally, so there is a sense that past history is not helpful. While the company's made-up virtual event video is likely to be quite costly and time-consuming to produce, the "third processor change for the Mac" should still be a big deal worth it.

The Bloomberg article also mentions the Apple brand's first over-ear headphones (the so-called AirPods Studio) and a smaller version of the HomePod. These are said to be prepared to be announced "as early as this month," and even if they don't appear at the event on the 13th, it's likely that they'll be unveiled in a press release or other way.

On the other hand, it does mention "tags to help users locate physical items with an iPhone app," or AirTags, but there is no information on when it will be announced. Even Jon Prosser, a well-known leaker (and a leading source of information on high-profile unannounced products), claimed "Apple has pushed back the announcement and launch of AirTags to March of 2021," so we may not see an official Apple announcement for a while.

Source: Bloomberg

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