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Apple silicon Mac release date: ARM-powered computers are reportedly slated to launch in November

From the 16-inch MacBook Pro promo video | Photo credit: Apple / YouTube screenshot

Apple’s biggest events of 2020 have already taken place, where new iPad, Watch, and iPhones have been announced. However, the tech giant is expected to have one more product unveiling before the year ends focused on the first line of Macs with the Apple silicon.

ARM-powered Macs release date

With the Time Flies and Hi, Speed over, fans are now looking forward to Apple’s next main event where the new Macs could be announced. The unveiling of new Apple computers has been part of the company’s annual tradition, but this year is going to be different and extra special.

While Apple’s timeline is not hard to predict, the company is known for revealing the official clues and invitations within a week before an actual event takes place. So, as of this writing, Apple has yet to confirm a November event for its new Macs.

On the other hand, two reliable sources of Apple reports have already mentioned that the Macs powered by the ARM-based Apple silicon are slated to be announced in November. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has said it in a report while leaker Jon Prosser told his Twitter followers that he has heard about an “ARM Mac event” happening on Nov. 17.

How Apple silicon will change the Mac computers

It can be recalled that Apple officially confirmed last June, during its Worldwide Developers Conference, the long-time rumored shift from Intel to ARM-based chips for its computers. This means Apple is moving closer to using similar architectures for the central processing units of its mobile and desktop hardware products.

Tech fans will still have to use their imagination in terms of determining how this will affect the way they will be using future Macs. But, as Apple teased earlier this year, this signals a smoother transition and availability of Apple’s own software programs at least across iOS, iPadOS, and macOS. iPads and iPhones have been using ARM-based A-series SoC.

There have also been speculations that the Apple silicon could affect the pricing in the upcoming Macs since Apple no longer has to rely on third-party suppliers for the CPUs. But a solid proof supporting this theory has yet to emerge. Right now, the cheapest Mac available is the latest 13” MacBook Air powered by a 10th-generation Intel Core i3 with two cores clocked at 1.1GHz priced at $999.

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