From the Editor's Desk: It's going to be an exciting one, folks!

Iphone 12 Pro Pacific Blue Iphone 11 Midnight Green Blue
Iphone 12 Pro Pacific Blue Iphone 11 Midnight Green Blue (Image credit: Christine Romero-Chan / iMore)

Welcome back to another week, fellow readers, and it appears that the U.S. hasn't burned down so some faith in humanity has been restored. While the past week has certainly been stressful, to say the least, at least we have some exciting things ahead, so let's get right down to it.

Apple announced last week that we are getting another special event (probably the last one for this year) this week on Tuesday, November 10, and it's appropriately named "One More Thing." We are expecting to see the first Macs featuring Apple Silicon, especially a 13-inch MacBook Pro, and possibly a new 16-inch MacBook Pro. There may be a slight chance of an Apple Silicon iMac, which is what I'm personally hoping for. I'm in dire need of a desktop upgrade for my desk setup, and I plan to pick up an iMac regardless after the end of the year (finally paying off my car, woo-hoo!), and I totally want a 27-inch iMac with Apple silicon in it, instead of Intel. But since the 27-inch iMac just got an update a few months ago, I doubt it will get a major update. Maybe the smaller iMac? Hey, cross your fingers desktop users! I already have some more recent MacBooks laying around, so I am definitely in the market for a desktop.

Apple Event One More Thing Youtube

Apple Event One More Thing Youtube (Image credit: Apple)

But we don't think that this event will just be about Apple Silicon Macs. We predict we're going to see some other goodies pop up, like AirTags, a new Apple TV, and maybe the long-rumored AirPods Studio over-ear headphones. Seriously Apple, I want AirTags! I've seen the Tile go on sale numerous times and I could have easily picked some up, but I've been holding out for what seems like forever now for Apple's own solution. I want AirTags because it would be integrated into the Find My app, so I don't need to sign up for another service like Tile just to see where my often-misplaced items are. I can't be the only one who wants AirTags, right? And since the Apple TV hasn't been updated in about three years, it's long overdue for a refresh. And while AirPods Studio is exciting, I already have way too many headphones around the house right now.

Rumor has it that the 'one more thing' for the event is TestFlight for Mac. This would definitely align perfectly with Apple Silicon Macs, so we'll see! Just getting one step closer to unifying iOS, iPadOS, and macOS.

Iphone 12 Mini

Iphone 12 Mini (Image credit: Apple)

And while we're on the topic of Apple, as of this past Friday, you can place your pre-order for a new iPhone 12 mini or Pro Max! So if you didn't go for an iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro, then you can get your mini or Max phone shortly — how exciting! I personally would have loved to get the mini size, but with Pro camera features. Alas, someday Apple could do that, maybe. I'll keep waiting. Either way, a lot of you should get a new phone this coming Friday, so enjoy! There are already some hands-on and first impression videos out there, so make sure to give them a watch to hold you over until Friday.

Oh, and don't forget about the Homepod mini — those are now available to order too. I'm planning to pick some up later just for the Intercom feature, but I really do love how Apple has a much more affordable HomePod option now. Too bad you can only order two at a time, though. Probably a supply issue, right?

Anyway, I hope you're all enjoying this season of The Mandalorian as much as I am. Oh, and we have a new Lego Star Wars Holiday Special debuting on Disney+ on November 17, so get ready! More Star Wars in my life is always good.

Until next week, iMorians.

- Christine Romero-Chan

Christine Romero-Chan was formerly a Senior Editor for iMore. She has been writing about technology, specifically Apple, for over a decade at a variety of websites. She is currently part of the Digital Trends team, and has been using Apple’s smartphone since the original iPhone back in 2007. While her main speciality is the iPhone, she also covers Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac when needed.

When she isn’t writing about Apple, Christine can often be found at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, as she is a passholder and obsessed with all things Disney, especially Star Wars. Christine also enjoys coffee, food, photography, mechanical keyboards, and spending as much time with her new daughter as possible.

3 Comments
  • Christine, Christine, there's only one choice for Mac desktop. Mac Pro
    28 cores
    at least 4 TB of SSD
    as much RAM as you can afford to throw in it.
    W5700 graphics
    any old pair of 32 inch 4K monitors will do. Accept no substitutes. This all-in-one iMac silliness is a repudiation of Apple's roots in the PC Revolution. This is what you need. Sell that car. (Ok, mostly kidding). I am curious as to why an iMac is a better solution than just putting a bigger monitor and external keyboard and mouse on your Macbook. The iMac has always seemed to me to be a strange device, and attempt to turn a desktop tower into an appliance. But hey, I bought one for my mom, so.....
  • I guess I just have wanted the all-in-one solution for a cleaner desk. I like the design of the iMac. I suppose I could just get a separate monitor but then I would still need a place to put my laptop in clamshell mode (and do research on a good monitor). I think an iMac just simplifies things for me. Plus I was planning to finance it with my Apple Card, which I couldn’t do with buying a separate monitor and get 3% cash back. If I could afford a Mac Pro, sure I’d get it, lol.
  • I'm glad they limit the number you can buy at one time. Will stop the bots from buying them all up (and this wouldn't be an issue if people weren't dumb enough to pay the stupid markup)