Despite hosting events in both September and October, it seems Apple isn’t done just yet, with the company set to host another event later today. It’s almost certain that we’ll get our first look at the new Apple Silicon-based Macs, but what else should we expect to be announced? And how can I watch it live?
We cover all you need to know about the Apple November event right here.
When is the next Apple event?
As confirmed by the tech giant, the next Apple event is due to take place today, Tuesday 10 November 2020 at 10am PST, or 6pm GMT for those of us tuning in from the UK. As ever, it’s set to be broadcast from Apple Park in California, and it’s likely that it’ll be a combination of pre-recorded and live presentations like with the company’s September and October events.
How can I watch the Apple Silicon Mac reveal event live?
Just like virtually every other Apple event, you’ll be able to watch the action unfold in real-time. While Apple once required the use of Safari or an Apple product to watch its livestreams, it has dropped the barriers in recent years, allowing basically anybody on any device to tune in to its events via the Apple website.
You’ll be able to watch the November Event via the Apple Event website, but you’ll also be able to watch it via the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Mac, and you’ll also be able to tune in to the announcement via its YouTube channel too.
We’ve embedded the official live stream at the top of the page for ease, so simply bookmark this page and head back later today to see what Apple has planned for its next-gen Mac range!
This is super cool. The Apple event logo in AR resembles opening and closing a MacBook.
A new MacBook powered by Apple Silicon is coming. pic.twitter.com/R6pIpJTWPC
— Neil Cybart (@neilcybart)
November 2, 2020
What should I expect from the Apple November event?
With the tagline ‘One more thing.’ Apple is playing on the now-famous line the company tends to use for its surprise announcement during launch events. Let’s be honest, a third Apple event in as many months is pretty surprising, but there’s a good reason for it; it’s highly likely that we’ll get our first look at the company’s new Apple Silicon-based Macs, first teased back in June.
Why are we so confident that we’ll be seeing new Macs at the November event? First of all, Apple confirmed that we’d be seeing the first Apple Silicon Macs before the end of 2020 when it initially revealed the multi-year project at WWDC 2020 in June, and after Apple’s failed AirPower project, we imagine it’s pretty keen to stay true to its word. It’s also been the subject of rumours recently, with Ming-Chi Kuo claiming that Apple is on track to release an ARM-based 13.3in MacBook Pro and 13.3in MacBook Air this year, and that was reiterated by Twitter leaker @l0vetodream.
Then, shortly after the announcement of the Apple event, Bloomberg published a detailed report on which Macs are getting the Apple Silicon treatment in 2020. Per the report, not only will there be new ARM-based 13.3in MacBook Pro and MacBook Air at the event, but we’ll also see a larger 16in MacBook Pro too. Sources claim that production is currently ramping up on the three laptop models, but goes on to explain that we shouldn’t expect to see a dramatic redesign this time around.
The company is also apparently at work on a redesigned iMac and a new Mac Pro that could be up to half the size of its predecessor, but the timeline on Apple’s desktop line is unclear. If Apple sticks to its original two-year transition plans, it can’t be too far away – it just won’t be in 2020.
Macs aside, Apple’s Tile competitor – dubbed AirTags – may make an appearance at Apple’s November event following a no-show at its September and October events. Jon Prosser claims that the AirTags are ready to ship, which is expected to be released sometime this month, so it’d make sense for Apple to showcase them at what’s expected to be the last Apple event of the year.
Don’t expect to see the high-end AirPods Studio though; despite originally being on track for a November launch, sources now suggest it won’t make an appearance until March 2021 at the earliest.
It’s also likely that we’ll get a firm release date for macOS 11 Big Sur and the Apple Fitness+ subscription service at the event.
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