The third special event in autumn 2020 will open at 2:00 a.m. Beijing time on November 11, 2020. Although the official warm-up and rumors from the outside world have locked in, the protagonist of this event is the new MAC device equipped with apple silicon, but there are still several new products to look forward to.
In its first "time flies" special event this fall, Apple launchediPadAir 4 and 10.2 inch eighth generation iPad, apple watch series 6 and apple watch se. And in the second "Hi, speed" special event, Apple launchediPhone12. IPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 pro and iPhone 12 Pro max, and homepod Mini.
With the iPhone, iPad, apple watch and homepod product lines already on display, Apple will focus on MAC devices in the event. Like the previous two special events, the third special event was recorded and broadcast in Apple Park in advance, so as to show new products more dynamically and flexibly.
MAC device with apple silicon
Release probability: almost complete confirmation
According to current information, Apple will launch three Macs with apple silicon, including 13 inchesMacBookPro, 16 inch macbook pro and 13 inch MacBook Air.
Apart from the transition to the apple silicon chip, there will be no major changes in the design of the new Mac, and Apple will continue to use the same MacBook shape. There are rumours that apple is developing a redesigned version of the MacBook Pro, which includes 14.1 and 16.1-inch sizes with a mini LED display, but the machines won't ship until 2021.
Apple's new batch of MACS will use 5-nanometer chips, which are based on the A14 in the iPhone 12, bringing energy efficiency and performance improvements to Intel's processors. Apple plans to transition the entire MAC product line to Apple silicon, but the process will take about two years.
macOS Big Sur
Release probability: very high
At present, IOS 14, ipados 14, tvos 14 and watchos 7 have been officially released, while MacOS Big Sur is still under test. Another reason why the test is so long may be that the new version will work with both Apple silicon and Intel versions, so it takes longer to polish. Considering that MacOS Big Sur should be updated synchronously with the hardware bundle, it is believed that it will be released in this event.
At the end of October, Apple released its first developer beta update to MacOS Big Sur 11.0.1 with a 3.69gb upgrade. According to the actual experience of foreign media wccftech in the 2019 13 inch MacBook Pro, the fluency is better than the MacOS Big Sur beta 10.
The current improvements noted include
The battery life is better than the previous beta version
The new beta is more responsive
● fixed youtube and Netflix playback issues
● Safari is still slow to start and use compared to chrome. Although Safari is very fast when loading websites, it is slow to start a browser or open a new tab.
There are many improvements to MAC catalyst. Apps ported from the iPad can no longer scale to 77%, and users of existing apps from the iPad don't have to buy the app again on the Mac.
There is a new boot tone on the Mac.
Release probability: high
According to information shared by prominent source Jon Prosser at the end of October, "airtags (b389) plans to complete all final performance tests on November 6. After testing, the product is usually released within 30 days. It can be confirmed that it will appear in the event in November. ".
Previously, the well-known informant l0vetodream tweeted that "big one" and "small one" were coming, suggesting that airtags could be of different sizes.
This is the first time we have heard about the size of airtags. It is not clear what the purpose of these two sizes is. These tracking devices are said to be attached to items such as keys and wallets for tracking, so you can use the find my app to find them.
According to the image found in the IOS 13 build, "airtags" is a small round white tag with an apple logo on the front. They may be attached to items by adhesive or ring like attachment points, and they may be used in a variety of ways.
Release probability: possible
Airpods studio is a high-quality earmuff headset that provides the audio quality of airpods and the active noise reduction (ANC) and permeability mode of airpods pro. This will help Apple broaden its airpods product line beyond the real wireless headset market.
The airpods studio is made of high-quality leather / metal, magnetic earmuffs, which can detect the left and right ears. There is no headphone jack, and the usb-c port is used for charging. The so-called left and right ear test is that no matter how the user wears it, it can automatically adjust according to the left and right ears, so the wearing direction is not important.
As the airpods studio is an earmuff design, it can be equipped with more sensors than the existing airpods / airpods pro. For example, the proximity sensor in the headband will determine how the headset is worn and can automatically play or pause music. Airpods studio is expected to further introduce active noise reduction and use closed earmuffs to create better sealing.
There's news that Apple might
Release probability: possible
Apple may have prepared a number of audio products, in addition to AirPods Studio, another candidate may be AirPods X earphones. While the name may be one of the AirPods Studio's code names, Jon Prother (Jon Prosser) said in a April tweet that AirPods X would be a neck-and-neck headset similar to a BeatsX, sport- and running-oriented headset with a cable connection between the two headphones and then use Bluetooth to connect iPhone. using Bluetooth
In theory, this will offer airpod style features in a cheaper package, despite speculation that the headset will cost $200. Due to holiday shopping and attention to Apple silicon, it is as likely to appear as "airpods studio.".
AirPods Pro Lite
Release probability: possible
The third product of the airpods product line is airpods Pro Lite, which is between airpods and airpods pro, providing advanced features at mid tier prices.
It is speculated that it is similar to the current two versions in a way that is still designed as a fully wireless headset and uses a charging box. The model is positioned between the two generations and costs about $200.
However, since there has been talk that "airpods Pro Lite" and "airpods X" may be the same product, it is still uncertain.
Apple TV 6
Release probability: low
It is rumored that Apple TV will be a "major update" to Apple TV when it is announced, but it may not be called a major update to Apple TV when it is released. There are rumors that newer A-Series chips, such as a12z or later, can undoubtedly help improve services that rely on processing and graphics performance, such as apple arcade.
There are rumors that the storage space may be upgraded to the most expensive 128GB, and the use of U1 chips to support ultra wideband and the new Siri remote has been discussed. The price is considered to be in line with the existing 4K model, with the low capacity model priced at $179 and the high capacity model at $199.