Get ready for Apple Silicon Mac at ‘One More Thing’ event

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Apple Silicon Macs are likely too be the stars of the
Here come those Apple Silicon Macs.
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Apple sent out invites on Monday to an unprecedented third product launch event. This will almost certainly be the debut of Macs running Apple Silicon, the company’s own processors.

Titled “One More Thing,” the November event is scheduled for 10 a.m. PST on Tuesday, November 10.

Apple November event could be all about Apple Silicon

It’s not speculation that Apple is about to unveil Macs running its own processors. At its Worldwide Developers Conference in June, Apple announced that it’s transitioning from Intel processors to ones designed by the Mac-maker itself.

Craig Federighi, Apple’s SVP of software engineering, said at the time, “We expect to ship our first Mac with Apple Silicon by the end of this year.” With the year rapidly running out, it’s clearly time to take the wraps off these computers.

We don’t know what designs these will use. Rumors about exactly what this first Apple Silicon Mac will be have been flying since June, though. Reliable TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted it’ll be a 13.3-inch MacBook. A less-reliable source says the first will be a 12-inch MacBook that’ll cost a mere $849.

Apple may have dropped a hint into the invite. Visit the Apple Events page on an iPhone, and tap on the Apple logo for the One More Thing event. This will open an augmented reality Easter egg showing an AR Apple logo that flips up and down. It looks a lot like a MacBook clamshell opening and closing.

Whatever the form factor, the device could run an Apple A14T processor. This is a more-powerful version of the Apple A14 processor that’s in the iPhone 12 series and the iPad Air 4.

The One More Thing event could serve as an ideal platform to unveil the first Apple Silicon Mac.

And AirTags too

Rumors that Apple is prepping AirTags item-tracking tags have been popping up for more than a year, but recent chatter points to these accessories finally coming this November. Users would attach AirTags to a keychain or other frequently misplaced items, making them easily findable with an iPhone.

Apple’s much-rumored AirPods Studio over-the-ear headphones have supposedly been delayed until spring 2021. They supposedly won’t be part of the Apple November event.