What you need to know
- Apple has announced a special event for November 10.
- The AR component to the announcement suggests a MacBook of some sort.
- Leaker @L0vetodream tweeted their usual cryptic clue.
Apple announced its November 10 "one more thing" event today and the rumors are already flying. One person reading the tea leaves is analyst Neil Cybart who believes there's a new MacBook coming based on the AR experience associated with next week's event.
Apple is now keen on its AR teasers whenever there is a new special event coming and the AR component to next week's event appears to depict a notebook being opened and closed. So, new MacBook of some description?
This is super cool. The Apple event logo in AR resembles opening and closing a MacBook.
A new MacBook powered by Apple Silicon is coming. pic.twitter.com/R6pIpJTWPCThis is super cool. The Apple event logo in AR resembles opening and closing a MacBook.
A new MacBook powered by Apple Silicon is coming. pic.twitter.com/R6pIpJTWPC— Neil Cybart (@neilcybart) November 2, 2020November 2, 2020
Cybart suggests Apple silicon will be involved and, honestly, I wouldn't be surprised at all. We're expecting Apple silicon to debut in some sort of Mac before year's end and a portable Mac would make the kind of sense that just does.
On that subject, usually reliable leaker @L0vetodream has also tweeted in their usual cryptic style. But I think we can all work this one out.
Could that mean a 13-inch MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro, both running Apple silicon? It's also possible we'll see two MacBooks of some description with one sticking to Intel, too. At this point, all bets are off.
We might have to wait a week to find out. Unless everything leaks ahead of time!
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.
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