Apple's "One More Thing" event is the third in as many months, and while earlier events emphasized the Apple Watch, iPad, and iPhone, the company's Nov. 10 event will probably focus on the wholesale transition to Apple Silicon for the Mac series.
The event streamed live at 1:00 PM EST on Apple's ?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen>(featured below). We'll likely see a pre-recorded video from Apple Park, with Tim Cook and a tight collection of other corporate executives.
UPDATE Nov. 10, 1:25 PM EST: Apple's new MacBook Air 3.5 times faster than earlier model
Apple's new MacBook Air is 3.5 times faster than the last version, which is three times faster than Windows' best-selling alternative laptop. Additionally, SSDs can run at twice the speed, and the device itself supports 15 hours of web browsing, offering 18 hours of seamless video playback.
Notably, it has no fans. The MacBook Air starts at $999.
UPDATE Nov. 10, 1:20 PM EST: Big Sur for macOS, Rosetta 2, mobile apps on the Mac
Using Big Sur, Macs with M1 may awake in an instant, providing "buttery smooth" performance, according to the live event. The macOS' Big Sur is designed to fully actualize the potential of apps like Garageband, Logic Pro, iMovie, and much more.
Universal apps — which are apps built for both Intel and Apple Silicon processors — will be available for download at the Mac App store next week. They include Adobe Lightroom (coming next month), Omni Group, and (in 2021) Photoshop.
However, some apps might perform better in Rosetta with M1 than they did with Intel, which is why Rosetta 2 is on the way. iPad and iPhone apps like Among Us, HBO Max, and many others will be totally accessible on the Mac, according to the live event.
UPDATE Nov. 10, 1:15 PM EST: Apple's M1 specifications
The new M1 has a GPU capable of substantially boosting CPU performance, with up to eight GPU cores. Notably, the M1 has more power per Watt than PC chips, and is by "far the highest-performance CPU we've ever created," said Apple VP Johny Srouji.
Additionally, the M1 comes with USB-C and Thunderbolt support, and features Apple's most rapid-acting Secure Enclave, while running on a 16-core Neural Engine.
UPDATE Nov. 10, 1:10 PM EST: Apple Silicon comes to the Mac via the M1 chip
Apple has unveiled the M1, the company's first chip containing an entire computing system for portable Mac computers, according to the live event.
Apple's new M1 chip is the "world's fastest CPU core," and comes with four high performance cores. Confirmed for the Mac, the new CPU is optimized for low-power machines, comes with 16 billion transistors, featuring "amazing peformance leading edge technologies," according to the live event.
Nov. 10 event unveiling Apple Silicon MacBook Air, Pro, Big Sur
The Nov. 10 event will almost certainly focus on Apple's plans to move the Mac lineup forward to Apple Silicon processors — initially announced during the WWDC in June, with a follow-up teaser suggesting that the first Silicon Mac would launch sometime in 2020.
As of writing, Apple's Mac lineup uses Intel processors, but this isn't the first time Apple has transitioned its ships-of-the-computing-line to a new processing architecture. Long ago, in 2005, Apple announced plans to switch from PowerPC processors for Macs to Intel processors, during the WWDC, reports 9to5mac.com.
Notably, Apple has proved its prowess in creating proprietary processors through the intervening years, with the iPad and the iPhone. Now these in-house upgrades are coming to the Mac.
Apple's ARM Mac, 12-core design, 13-inch MacBook Pro
Apple's first ARM Mac round will likely be based on the same A14 architecture — as was seen in the iPhone 12 and the iPad Air. But the processors will be optimized to support larger thermal windows and power features of laptops. Back in April, Bloomberg suggested the first ARM Mac chip will come with a 12-core design.
Additionally, one of the initial Apple Silicon Macs will likely be a new upgrade of the 13-inch MacBook Pro. Both Bloomberg and a reliable yet cryptic Twitter leaker L0vetodream, along with Ming-Chi Kuo.
There's much on the way as the live stream begins, so be sure to check-in with us on the latest developments on the Nov. 10 Apple event.