13-inch MacBook Air & Pro to get Apple Silicon this week (update: no 16-inch?)

Update 11/9: Gurman has updated his initial report to say that only the 2 new 13-inch models are for sure coming at the event on Tuesday. The 16-inch MacBook Pro with Apple Silicon is on the way, but as production is further behind than the other models, it may not make the cut.

The rumor: Apple is planning 3 significant MacBook updates at their Apple Silicon event next week, according to Mark Gurman (88.3% accurate).

  • 13-inch versions of the MacBook Air and Pro and the 16-inch Pro are all getting Apple Silicon on November 10
  • The Apple-designed processor inside is apparently based off the A14 chip included in iPhone 12 and iPad Air
  • No major design upgrades are expected…they MacBooks will look aesthetically similar to how they do currently

Our take: Wow! So the entire MacBook lineup is getting Apple Silicon next week. We had no idea until now that the 16-inch model would be getting it this early on.