Bloomberg: Three new Macs with Apple Silicon coming next week

On 10 November, Apple will hold its third virtual event of 2020 to present new products, and this time a new generation of Macs with Apple’s home-made processors is expected.

Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman and Debby Wu are reporting that Apple’s suppliers are starting production of no less than three new models with Apple Silicon.

These are the MacBook Air, the 13in MacBook Pro and the 16in MacBook Pro. The latter may be somewhat surprising given that it is the most powerful model and in addition to an Intel processor, relies on powerful graphics from AMD.

According to Bloomberg, the processors in all three models will be based on the same technology as in the A14 processor in iPhone 12 and iPad Air.

Bloomberg is almost certain that the two smaller models will be shown at the event, while the 16in is more uncertain. The larger model may not have progressed as far in production as the other two, and it may be that Apple does not want to launch a product too long before it can go on sale.

Previous rumours had talked about a new 14in MacBook Pro, but this time it is not about a new design. The new redesigned MacBook Pro isn’t expected until next year.

Bloomberg also writes that Apple is working on a new Mac Pro that is about half the size of today’s model. There is no information on whether it will replace or complement the current Mac Pro. Since Mac Pro’s size mainly comes from the number of PCI Express card slots, it will be difficult for Apple to build a computer half the size without cutting the number of slots.

The article also notes that Apple is working on a redesigned iMac.

The new Macs will require macOS Big Sur, which is expected to be rolled out following the event.

This article originally appeared on Macworld Sweden. Translation by Karen Haslam.

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