Apple might be holding its ‘One more thing’ event on November 10th. This might be Apple’s third product launch occasion in lower than three months and inside a month of the iPhone 12 unveiling in October. This time round, Apple is anticipated to announce its new Apple Silicon Macs that are anticipated to be a game-changer by way of battery life and effectivity.
In contrast to Apple’s September ‘Time Flies’ and the iPhone 12 occasion final month, the corporate’s upcoming ‘One Extra Factor’ occasion shouldn’t be going to be crammed with product launches. It can probably focus on Apple Silicon Macs, macOS Large Sur, and even perhaps AirTags. Beneath is all the pieces Apple is anticipated to announce at its ‘Yet one more factor’ November 10th occasion subsequent week.
What to Count on from Apple’s ‘One Extra Factor’ November Occasion
Apple Silicon Macs
Apple announced back at WWDC 2020 itself that it’s switching away from Intel CPUs to its personal Arm-based chips inside Macs. It is a main shift underlying shift which has probably been warranted by Intel CPUs probably not providing a notable bounce in efficiency or effectivity over the previous few years. Plus, a variety of main safety flaws have additionally been found in Intel CPUs lately. Then again, Apple’s A-series chips used contained in the iPhone and iPad have been providing an enormous bounce in efficiency yr on yr.
Even when the primary Apple Silicon Macs supply the identical efficiency as current Intel-based Macs, they need to supply longer battery life and improved efficiency in AI and ML duties. Rumors level to Apple engaged on a brand new MacBook refresh with Apple Silicon that includes a brilliant light-weight design and up to 20 hours of battery life. This sort of vertical integration might enable Apple to supply much more options and efficiency that might merely not have been doable in any other case.
Apple expects to finish the transition to Apple Silicon throughout its complete Mac lineup inside the subsequent two years. Nevertheless, this doesn’t imply that proper out of the gate, we are going to get a robust Mac Professional alternative. As an alternative, rumors level to Apple first launching a 13-inch MacBook Pro and a MacBook Air with Apple Silicon chip. The corporate can also be engaged on a 16-inch MacBook Professional with its personal customized CPU however it’s unlikely to make its debut on the firm’s ‘Yet one more factor’ occasion. There’s additionally a new 24-inch iMac in the works with a redesigned chassis and slimmer bezels however that’s anticipated to launch in Q1 2021.
The primary Apple Silicon-based MacBooks won’t be too totally different from their Intel counterparts. It can simply be a significant inside overhaul, with the outside design remaining unchanged. This implies in the event you have been hoping for a 13-inch MacBook Professional with slimmer bezels just like the 16-inch MacBook Professional, you’ll be dissatisfied. That refresh continues to be a while away. What you’re going to get, nonetheless, is healthier efficiency, battery life, and improved safety together with different main usability enhancements.
The AirTags was first rumored to launch alongside the iPhone 11 collection final yr. When that didn’t occur, rumors indicated a launch within the first half of 2020 however then Covid-19 struck. Then, there have been rumors of the Tile-like monitoring tags launching in Apple’s September ‘Time Flies’ occasion after which the iPhone 12 occasion in October. Now, if Apple even intends to launch the AirTags this yr, we should always see them make their debut on the firm’s ‘Yet one more factor’ occasion. If even that doesn’t occur, then the AirTags are merely not going to see their public launch this yr.
Leaker Jon Prosser does declare that Apple has the AirTags ready for launch alongside iOS 14.3 which factors to their impending launch.
AirTags are Tile-like monitoring tags from Apple that you would be able to stick with your merchandise and may monitor them afterward utilizing the Discover My app in case you ever lose them. Apple is anticipated to make heavy use of AR with AirTags in addition to the U1 chip contained in the iPhone 11 and presumably iPhone 12 lineup for exact indoor positioning.
macOS Large Sur Public Launch
Apple launched the primary beta of macOS Large Sur proper after WWDC 2020 in June. Since then, the corporate has gone on to launch over 11 beta builds of the OS for builders and public beta testers. At its ‘One Extra Factor’ occasion, Apple is lastly anticipated to announce the general public launch date of macOS Large Sur. This might be one of many greatest updates to macOS in fairly just a few years because it brings a significant visible overhaul, add Apple Silicon help, carry a redesigned Management Heart and Notification Heart, and extra.
One other Apple product that has been in growth for fairly a very long time however there’s no clarity on when it should launch. The rumored over-ear headphones from Apple have been alleged to launch final yr however that didn’t occur. This yr, the AirPods Studio was first anticipated to launch in September earlier than a last-minute rumor claimed their launch has been delayed.
Apple did not talk about the AirPods Studio at its iPhone 12 occasion in October as effectively although it did cease carrying third-party speakers and headphones in its retail shops. Nevertheless, it seems to be just like the AirPods Studio shouldn’t be going to make their debut this yr in any respect. Leaker Jon Prosser claims that because of some manufacturing points, Apple has delayed the AirPods Studio launch till March subsequent yr. However with Apple, you by no means know. Maybe the corporate will get round to saying the AirPods Studio and places them on sale later within the yr and even early subsequent yr.
What are your expectations from Apple’s ‘One Extra Factor’ occasion on November 10th? Are you wanting ahead to the brand new Apple Silicon Macs? Do you propose to improve to an Apple Silicon Mac as quickly as they’re out? Or are you going to stay along with your Intel-based Mac for an additional yr? Drop a remark and tell us!