Apple will hold its next launch on Tuesday, October 13, when it is widely expected to launch products such as the iPhone 12 series, but users waiting for the first Apple Silicon Mac may have to wait a little longer. Mark Gurman of Bloomberg reported today that the first Mac with a customized Apple Silicon processor will be unveiled as part of “another launch” in November.
Mr Gurman said the Mac would be a laptop, but there were conflicting rumours about whether it was the new 13-inch MacBook Pro, the new MacBook Air or the next generation of the 12-inch MacBook.
Gurman has previously said the first Apple Silicon Mac will be released “before” November, but today’s wording narrows that to “within November”, so it’s unlikely we’ll hear from Apple’s Silicon Mac at next week’s Apple event.
In a WWDC keynote speech in June, Apple announced that it would start moving Macs from Intel to its own custom-designed processors later this year, promising to lead the industry in performance per watt. At the time, Apple said it planned to ship the first Apple Silicon Mac by the end of the year and complete the transition in about two years.
The Apple Silicon processor is based on the Arm architecture, which means that future Macs will be able to run thousands of iPhone and iPad apps without having to recompile. These apps will be released through the Mac App Store unless the developer opts out.