Apple has announced a third fall datepresentation to be held next Tuesday, November 10th. The main theme of the upcoming “One More Thing” events will be the start of Apple's transition to proprietary processors to replace Intel chips used since 2006 and replaced PowerPC processors.
New laptops scheduled to be shownat the upcoming event, will receive processors based on ARM architecture. Apple has now completed development on three models: the new 13-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros and the new 13-inch MacBook Air. The MacBook Pro (13-inch) and MacBook Air (13-inch) are manufactured at Foxconn factories, and the large 16-inch MacBook Pro is assembled by Quanta Computer. Both 13-inch models will be shown at One More Thing events.
According to the version of insiders, expressed to the publicationBloomberg, new laptop models besides replacing processors, will not receive significant design changes. The new platform in laptops is based on the proprietary A14 chips installed in the latest iPhone and iPad Air models. Developer testing confirms that these processors consume less power than comparable Intel chips.
Apple's transition to its own processorswill take about two years. The company's engineers are currently working on updating the iMac, iMac Pro, Mac Pro and Mac mini. Insiders report that the updated Mac Pro, Apple's top-of-the-line desktop, could get a significantly smaller chassis.
Apple's ultimate goal is to createcommon architecture for all branded devices. Future iPhones, Macs, iPads, and Apple Watch will all run on the same chip, allowing devices to work better in the same ecosystem and allowing iPhone apps to run on Mac for the first time.