It’s been a while since Tim Cook and co introduced Apple Silicon as a powerful range of chips that will be the heart of Macs in the future. At the time, the company said it would take about two years to begin the transition to equipping all of its Macs with Apple Silicon chips, with the first becoming available towards the end of this year.
And now it looks like Apple is ready to keep its word, as it announced a launch event for “one more thing” on November 10th. The company has started sending out invitations for this virtual event but hasn’t made it clear what this event could be. However, the expectation is that the launch event would see the company announce a new Mac with Apple Silicon inside.
The news of the launch comes after a report yesterday of Apple working on a 13-inch MacBook Air, a 13-inch MacBook Pro, and a 16-inch MacBook Pro equipped with Apple’s silicon chip.
To remind our readers, this new SoC family is built on the same architecture currently used for ARM-based chips that run iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad and other Apple devices. For the end user, Apple promises that the use of internal Apple Silicon chipsets will help the company bring access to technologies such as the Neural Engine to Macs.
Apple has already said that these new chips working in tandem with macOS Big Sur “will give the Mac industry-leading performance per watt and higher performance GPU, allowing app developers to write professional apps and even more powerful high-end games. “.
Additionally, this move to the Apple Silicon chipset range for Mac will also help it better optimize its existing apps to provide not only better performance, but also greater ease of use across its range of products and their operating systems. This is because the new range of Macs with Apple chips on board will be able to work natively iPhone and iPad apps, all thanks to a shared architecture between them.
While Apple didn’t disclose any specifics about the CPU or GPU, it nevertheless demonstrated the chipsets earlier this year, where it showed Apple Silicon-based Macs running a host of CPU and GPU-intensive apps.
Apple Silicon is the SoC family built on the same architecture currently used for the ARM-based chips they run iPhone.
- Apple has announced a new launch event for November 10th.
- The event could see the launch of new Apple Silicon-based Macs.
- Apple SIlicon is the company’s in-house custom chipset based on ARM.