Rumor: Apple will present November 17 Mac with ARM processor

Apple would like to hold an event on November 17 to present its first Mac computer with a self-developed ARM processor. The manufacturer said earlier that the first ARM Mac would be released before the end of the year.

Apple would announce the event on November 10 and hold it that week after, says Jon Prosser, who previously correctly predicted the date for the iPhone event and provided correct information about when which iPhone would be released. In addition to the ARM Mac, Apple would also like to show AirTags at the event, small devices that work with the U1 ultra-wide band chip for precise localization of key rings, for example. After the event on November 17, the next presentation would be on March 16 next year for the AirPods Studio headphones.

Apple announced at WWDC in June that the first Mac with an ARM processor would arrive before the end of the year, without saying what kind of product it would be. It is the first processor architecture change in Mac computers in nearly 15 years.

Apple already uses the ARM architecture in its own chips for iPhones and iPads. By saying goodbye to Intel, Apple no longer has to turn to an external supplier and that will undoubtedly yield a financial advantage. Apple now also has control over the developments.

By also moving to ARM with macOS, Apple simplifies the work for developers who want to release their software on all Apple hardware. They only have to develop for one architecture, the entire Apple ecosystem will become a large universal platform. In addition, developers can now also use the Apple artificial intelligence APIs with the neural processing unit and the Metal API for the GPU, just like apps for iOS and iPadOS.

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