Apple is holding a virtual event called “One More Thing” today, 10th November 2020. The upcoming virtual Apple event is the third event in a series of announcements. The most recent event of Apple was the launch of the latest iPhone models. Today’s event might be the last of the event of 2020 and the expectation for it is to be the one where Tim Cook’s team will unveil its MacBook models based on Apple’s own silicon. Apple had announced its plans to switch to its in-house chips over Intel processors at WWDC 2020 earlier this year. But the company is yet to showcase the new hardware that features its native chip.
What Is The Virtual Event Timing?
Today’s Apple event will begin at 11:30 pm IST. Like the previous two hardware-focussed events, and like WWDC 2020, this event that is happening today will take place virtually from Apple Park. Apple will stream the event live through its dedicated Apple Events site, on the Apple TV app, and also on YouTube. Viewers can also watch the Apple event live directly from the video below.
What Are The Expected Announcements In The Event?
One expectation from today’s event is the unveiling of Apple’s hardware-based on its native ARM silicon. The company has not provided any specific details, though the official invite sent by the company mentions a tagline “One more thing”.
Apple will likely not reveal anything related to iPad, iPhone, or Apple Watch as it has already hosted its annual announcements in separate events.
There are rumors that the company has AirTags in the process for some time now. Although those are unlikely to be part of today’s event. Viewers can expect launches related to the MacBook and other Mac devices.
Will There Be News Of The New Apple MacBook?
According to a recent report, Apple is currently boosting the production of its new 13-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. It is also boosting production for its 13-inch MacBook Air. The smaller models are already ahead in production and two of them are likely to be showcased at the virtual event today. The MacBook models are rumored to have no visible changes. But there is the new silicon that could be based on the A14 Bionic chip powering the latest iPhone models.
Another report suggests that Apple could produce as many as 25 lakh MacBook units based on its in-house processor by early 2021. The new MacBook models are reported to be manufactured in China.
Apple is also slated to bring other MacBook models based on its own silicon in the second quarter of next year. This could further reduce its dependency on Intel.