Three weeks ago, Apple launched its much-awaited iPhone 12 series and now in a new event – the company is taking the stage to reveal their latest generation of ARM-powered “Apple Silicon” Mac computers, Big Sur release, and more. In an event named ‘One More Thing’, the Cupertino looks to be prepared to transition from the Intel x86 to its own ARM-based “Apple Silicon”.
How to watch Apple ‘One More Thing’ event
You can watch the event on Apple’s website or on its YouTube channel. Alternatively, you can watch the event below.
Apple ‘One More Thing’ event what to expect
Apple did announce during the WWDC live stream event that they will start shipping out Apple silicon-powered Mac computers before the end of this year. A Bloomberg report has indicated that the company will ship more than one model. The report states that Apple has been upscaling its production of a new 13-inch MacBook Air, a 13-inch MacBook Pro, and a 16-inch MacBook Pro. They plan to show at least two 13-inch laptops on Tuesday.
However, if you were thinking of design changes to accompany the new internal architecture, that is not going to happen – reports Bloomberg.
The new processors will be based on the latest A14 chipset which powers the entire iPhone 12 lineup and the new iPad Air.
Also, Apple is expected to give more details on the Rosetta 2 which can automatically translate existing Intel apps. Developers can also make their current iOS and iPadOS apps run natively on the Apple silicon-based Macs – something which the company talked about in brief during WWDC 2020.
Bloomberg’s report did not indicate a desktop-based system to arrive today.
Also, if the Mac is at the event – reports have indicated that the event may also include the release date of the stable Big Sur update – the next in major macOS update. The Big Sur update brings a host of visual changes like iOS style icons, a translucent menu bar, a new dedicated control centre, and new startup sounds as well.
There will also reportedly be a number of non-Mac products like high-end over-ear headphones, AirTags which are Tile-like trackers, and a new Apple TV.