Bloomberg: Apple might only show two of its three Apple silicon MacBooks at next week's event

16-inch MacBook Pro
16-inch MacBook Pro (Image credit: Rene Ritchie / iMore)

What you need to know

  • Apple will hold a special event next week.
  • Bloomberg reports that there will be new Apple silicon Macs announced.
  • Of the three in development only two might be announced, however.

Apple is holding a special event next week and Bloomberg reported yesterday that the company is working on three new Apple silicon Macs. But in an update to that article, it now seems that there's a chance just two will see the light of day next week.

Apple is said to have 13-inch MacBook Pro, 13-inch MacBook Air, and 16-inch MacBook Pro devices in the works, with all packing Apple silicon inside. But it seems that the two 13-inch machines are closer to being ready than the larger one, according to Bloomberg.

Apple and overseas suppliers are ramping up production of three Mac laptops with Apple processors: new 13-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros and a new 13-inch MacBook Air, according to people familiar with the matter. Foxconn, known also as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., is assembling the two smaller laptops, while Quanta Computer Inc. is building the larger MacBook Pro. The smaller models are further ahead in production and at least those two laptops will be shown at next week's event. Beyond the processor switch, the devices won't have significant design changes.

This would also match what Twitter leaker @L0vetodream said yesterday, suggesting that two 13-inch notebooks are coming.

Either way, we're only going to have to wait for a week before we find out.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.