Don't expect the first Apple Silicon MacBooks to look radically different

Don’t expect the first Apple Silicon MacBooks to look radically different

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Don't expect a significant (exterior) redesign for the first MacBook Pro and MacBook Air.
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Don’t expect to see any major design changes when Apple introduces its first Apple Silicon MacBooks at next week’s “One More Thing” event, claims Bloomberg.

The unprecedented third Apple media event in three months will take place on Tuesday, November 10. At the event, Apple will show off the initial Apple Silicon Macs, first announced at June’s WWDC. But it seems that the MacBooks won’t be getting fancy new exterior redesigns to go along with their new processors.

The Bloomberg report, by reporters Mark Gurman and Debby Wu, suggests that Apple manufacturers are ramping up production of three Mac laptops ahead of the event. This includes new 13-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros, and a new 13-inch MacBook Air. At least two of these three models (the smaller 13-inch ones) will likely be shown off at the “One More Thing” event.

First Apple Silicon MacBook and beyond

It notes that Foxconn is making the two smaller laptops. Meanwhile, Quanta Computer is building the larger 16-inch MacBook Pro.

Apple is also reportedly at work on a “redesigned” iMac, the report claims. There is also a new Mac Pro on the way. This “looks like the current design,” but is half the size. There’s no word on whether Apple will show those off at the event. At WWDC, Apple said the transition to Apple Silicon could take a couple of years — suggesting there’s no rush to get the products out immediately.

The new MacBooks will likely run the same A14X processor being used in the upcoming iPad Pro. Apple debuted its 5nm A14 processor with the iPhone 12 series and iPad Air 4. A third A14 variant, called the A14T processor, will supposedly power the next-gen iMac.

Would you be disappointed not to see a form factor redesign for the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air at next week’s event? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: Bloomberg