Apple May Delay First Mac Computer With Own Silicon Processor

KEY POINTS

  • Apple is working on a Mac that’s powered by in-house silicon
  • The first Mac of this kind will not be launched this month, a report claims
  • The device will be announced during another event in November

It’s not a secret that Apple is working on a Mac that runs on the company’s own silicon. The first device of this kind, however, might not be announced alongside the new iPhones that will be revealed in the Apple event set for Tuesday, a report said.

Apple previously said that it will transition its Macs from Intel chips to in-house silicon. At the time, the company said that it will be able to release the first Mac with Apple silicon by the end of the year. A report from Bloomberg, however, said that those who are looking forward to seeing the device during the upcoming Apple event will have to wait a bit more before it gets launched.

According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple will not be launching the first Mac with Apple silicon alongside the new iPhone 12 series.

“The first Mac laptop with Apple’s own processor, among other products, will emerge at another launch in November,” he wrote.

13-inch MacBook Pro 13-inch MacBook Pro Photo: Apple

Launching later

Gurman, who has a noteworthy 87.8% accuracy rating in terms of Apple leaks and predictions (per AppleTrack), didn’t provide an explanation as to why the Cupertino tech giant will not unveil the new Apple silicon-powered Mac this month.

He did, however, indicate that the upcoming iPhone 12 series unveiling will be the company’s “most important product launch” this year. This could explain why the new Mac with in-house silicon will not be announced alongside the new iPhones.

New devices

Apple will be unveiling on Tuesday “the widest array of new iPhones that Apple has announced at one time,” Gurman said. This lineup includes four new iPhone models, all of them powered by the new A14 processor, boasting a new design similar to the iPad Pro and using upgraded cameras.

The new handsets are also expected to offer support for 5G and let users enjoy the best that Apple has to offer in an iPhone, including iOS 14’s new features.

The Bloomberg reporter added that the Cupertino tech giant is “preparing to announce” its first pair of Apple-branded over-ear headphones, currently known as AirPods Studio. He added that the company is also preparing to announce a smaller version of the HomePod, believed to be called the HomePod Mini. Both devices might be unveiled “as early as this month,” he said.

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