In a virtual invite sent out on Monday, Apple has announced that it is having a “One more thing” event on November 10, at 1:00 PM Eastern Time. The event invite is bereft of details. Although it is likely to be an Apple Silicon event. Apple CEO Tim Cook did say that Macs with Apple’s new processor are going to ship before the end of 2020. The event will be held virtually, like the last several have been. They will likely be prerecorded from inside Apple Park.
Given what has already been announced, it is likely this third installment will focus on an area not touched by the others. We know is on the way: Apple Silicon.
Apple announced that it would be bringing out its first Apple Silicon-based Macs before the end of 2020. An event in November would be the last real opportunity Apple has to do something before the holiday period.
Now the speculation begins
Current speculation points to a form of MacBook Pro. Possibly a refined version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro. There has been some suggestion of multiple MacBook models, as well as a MacBook Air. A 14-inch MacBook Pro and 16-inch MacBook Pro using the technology may wait until 2021.
A connected item that could be prominent in the event is macOS Big Sur. The next major release of macOS that will work on both Intel-based and Apple Silicon-based Macs and MacBooks. Apple has released the milestone versions of its other operating systems. It has considerably delayed the release of macOS Big Sur. There’s a chance it may be released alongside the Apple Silicon devices.
While not specifically Mac-related, “AirTags” are also another product that could make an appearance. The Ultra Wideband-based trackers were tipped for launch in late 2020. However, reports have proposed Apple may be holding back the devices to early 2021. Although, a November event launch is always a possibility.
“One More Thing” could be AirPods
Another potential candidate would be “AirPods Studio.” A more personal audio accessories in the AirPods product line. The “AirPods Studio” are thought to be premium over-ear headphones. With Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency Mode features borrowed from the AirPods Pro. As well as a level of modularity and customization that existing AirPods don’t offer.
Then there’s the “AirPods X.” Which has appeared in rumors. They’re suspected to be more conventional Bluetooth in-ear devices. Connected together by a cable that goes around the back of the user’s neck. They could end up being a low-cost entrypoint into the AirPods ecosystem. The “AirPods X” may also be better suited for exercise and activity.
A valve-oriented version of AirPods Pro is also suggested. “AirPods Pro Lite” consists of earphones between the AirPods and AirPods Pro that offer some Pro features. We’ll have to wait until next week to see what the “One More Thing” event offers.