While most of the focus of today’s Apple Special Event presentation was centered around the newest generation of iPhones, many hopeful laptop users were waiting on some news or announcements around the hyped ARM-powered Macbook refresh.
Tim Cook got enthusiasts whipped up with excitement back during the summer WWDC event when he revealed that future Mac products, including the iMac and Macbook laptops, would be designed with ARM-powered CPUs in mind. ARM-designed chips power most of the world’s mobile phones and tablets thanks to their combination of performance and power efficiency. Apple fans were excited at the prospect of a Macbook that could run iOS app natively and get amazing battery life.
With Apple experiencing delays with the production of the 2020 iPhone lineup, it would appear that the introduction of ARM-powered Mac products has been pushed back into 2021. A Bloomberg report indicates that Apple could host a Mac-focused event in November to show off the redesigned products. Some potential specs leaked onto Twitter at the end of August from a reliable Apple tipster.
MacBook— Komiya (@KOMIYA45020228) August 29, 2020
12” Retina Display
15hr~20hr battery life
720p Facetime HD Camera
Single USB-C port
About 2 ponds
4th gen Butterfly Keyboard
$849~(For Students: $799~)
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Chris Jarrard posted a new article, Where were the ARM-powered Macbooks during the October Apple Special Event?
The big sur betas have been having major issues too. Since that goes together with the new macs, I can see both being pushed way way back