23 October 2020
Apple unveiled iPhone 12 series earlier this week but that does not mean it is done for the year. It is widely expected to hold at least one more event in 2020 and thanks to the new leak, we have a better idea now. Jon Prosser, notorious for leaking Apple stuff, has tweeted that Apple is preparing for the ARM-powered Mac event next month.
Prosser tweeted that the ARM Mac event is likely to happen on November 17th with media invites going out a week earlier i.e. November 10th. Both of these dates fall on a Tuesday which is in line with Apple's track record of holding events on Tuesdays. The plans can always change but for now, it seems like we are exactly a month away from the event.
You should see this confirmed with an announcement on Tuesday, November 10th.— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) October 16, 2020
It will be a major event in the history of the Mac lineup. It will mark the transition of Macs from Intel processors to custom ARM-based chipsets. It will be similar to what Apple has been doing with iOS devices: iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch. Apple believes that its custom ARM processors will bring never-seen-before performance to Macs. It released a Developer Transition Kit (DTK) in June to help developers update their apps for the new processors.
In a separate tweet, Prosser added that the AirPods Studio launch is now planned for March 16th, 2021. It is likely to be the first Apple event for next year and is currently expected to be an online affair. These pair of over-the-air premium headphones were initially rumored to get official alongside the iPhone 12 series but ended up getting delayed.
Okay, how about “One More Thing” ?— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) October 16, 2020
After this November ARM Mac event, the next Apple Event (currently a digital event) will happen on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 🗓
Event headliner will be AirPods Studio (B515) https://t.co/UxqQr6je1c pic.twitter.com/oCxVhg3owb