Our take: As someone who owns a MacBook Pro with M1 Max inside and also games, I was incredibly excited to install Windows on my new Mac…until I learned that Boot Camp and Windows support broadly just doesn’t exist right now. Sure, there are way to virtualize Windows…but performance is never as good as it could be. I really hope Microsoft and Apple work together so that Windows can run natively on M1 chips sometime next year.
The rumor: Apple still plans to introduce revamped iMacs this year, but not imminently, according to Mark Gurman (89.1% accurate).
Gurman says the first full iMac redesign in nearly a decade will happen “toward the end of this year”
Redesigned iMac models will feature larger displays with slimmer bezels and new Apple Silicon inside
Our take: With other reputable sources like Ming-Chi Kuo (78.2% accurate) suggesting a 24-inch iMac is set to launch earlier in the year, I could see Apple doing a staggered launch. Perhaps we’ll see the smaller iMac in the Spring and bigger iMac in the Fall.
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.
Our take: Stock supply on Apple’s site isn’t always a guarantee that new products are on the way, but with rumors swirling of new Macs on the way…the 13-inch MacBook Pro and 21.5-inch iMac shortages align perfectly with the leaks. Earlier this year, stock for Apple Watch Series 5 was out of whack just ahead of the Series 6 unveil.
AirTags, Apple’s Tile competitor, may also be coming at this event
Our take:Prosser, whose credibility increased significantly following Apple’s last event, was spot-on when leaking the date for Apple’s October 13 event. So we’re likely just over a month away from the first ever Mac made with Apple Silicon!
The rumor: Apple is planning to reintroduce the MacBook line later this year with an A14X processor inside, according to The China Times (66.7% accurate).
The revamped MacBook is said to way less than 1kg (2.2 lbs)
You may be able to get 15-20 hours of battery life due to the new architecture
A Retina display will measure 12 inches diagonally
Our take: This marks the second time we’ve heard that Apple is planning to announce the revival of the ‘MacBook’ lineup later this year. Seems like the strategy will definitely be to start small and build up to more expensive devices later on.