Apple’s ‘One more thing’ event preview: New MacBooks with Apple silicon and more

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Apple’s third occasion of the autumn guarantees to showcase the corporate’s largest product shakeup this yr. With the iPhone 12, Apple Watch Collection 6, and iPad Air out of the way in which and on cabinets, all that’s left is the Mac.

This yr’s Mac occasion won’t be like the standard fall refreshes, and even just like the October 2018 occasion that introduced a redesigned MacBook Air and souped-up Mac mini. This time, Apple is transitioning to a brand new Mac processor, shifting away from Intel to homegrown Apple silicon. And we most likely received’t see a transfer like this once more.

That is the beginning of a monumental product-line transition for Apple. For the primary time, Apple might be controlling the brains of its Mac and received’t have to depend on one other firm to ship the velocity, effectivity, and innovation it craves. Right here’s all the pieces we anticipate and hope to see at what might be Apple’s largest occasion in years.

New processors

Simply as we had been sure to see iPhone’s ultimately month’s “Hello, Pace” occasion, Tuesday’s “Another factor” occasion is definite to convey a brand new Apple processor. It’s not a whole shock, as Apple already teased the brand new chips throughout WWDC this previous summer time, however there’s rather a lot we don’t know. Builders have been testing Mac minis with the A12Z Bionic chip that’s within the newest iPad Professional, however even that’s already outdated. Apple has since launched the A14 Bionic within the iPhone 12 and iPad Air.

Whereas we don’t precisely what the brand new Mac processors might be like, we do have some clues. As a variant of the A14, they are going to be constructed utilizing an extremely environment friendly 5nm course of, characteristic a number of high-performance CPU and GPU cores, and have a neural engine, all of which ought to go a great distance towards making these Macs the quickest and most effective Apple has ever shipped.

We’ll be searching for Mac-specific tweaks over the A14 chip that’s contained in the iPhone—very similar to the “X” and “Z” chips within the iPad Professional—however principally we wish to see how briskly it’s in comparison with the earlier era of Intel processors and the way for much longer the battery in MacBooks lasts.

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New Macs

It wouldn’t be a brand new Mac occasion with out new Macs, and we’re possible getting just a few new ones on Tuesday. The most recent rumors counsel that new laptops might be making an look, with desktop fashions ready till subsequent yr.

In accordance with Mark Gurman at Bloomberg, “Apple and abroad suppliers are ramping up manufacturing of three Mac laptops with Apple processors: new 13-inch and 16-inch MacBook Execs and a brand new 13-inch MacBook Air.” That will signify a sweeping refresh of Apple’s complete laptop computer line and an opportunity to showcase a full lineup of processors.

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