So far, Apple has held events in September and October, focusing first on the Apple Watch Series 6 and iPad Air, and then on the new iPhone 12 and HomePod mini. There are a few more products that Apple is expected to release by the end of the year, so will we see the November event?
From AirPods Studio to Arm-based Silicon Mac, there are still new devices we could see this year. Below we have set out the rumors that did not appear at the October event.
Apple plans to add high-end AirPods Studio headphones to its AirPods line, and some rumors suggest that it may be a product that is ready to launch and should be released by the end of 2020.
There were speculations that AirPods Studio would appear at the October event, but the massive leak outlining what we would see in the event did not include AirPods Studio, so we eventually knew we wouldn̵7;t expect it.
Both AirPods and AirPods Pro were launched in the later months of the year, so there’s still a good chance we’ll get new headphones this year. Priced at $ 350, AirPods Studio will feature an active noise reduction system and a retro-style design that can include both a premium model made from high-quality materials and a sports-oriented model made of breathable, lightweight materials.
AirPods Studio can have magnetic ear pads and headband pads that can be replaced for a custom look, like Apple Watch straps, and can have neat features like ear recognition, so the headphones don’t have a right or left side.
The launch date of 2020 is not entirely certain, as there is some ambiguous information that suggests that AirPods Studio may not be ready for launch, so it is unclear what exactly will happen.
We’ve been hearing rumors about Apple’s Bluetooth-based tracker items for more than a year, and there have never been clear launch dates. It would make sense to introduce AirTags alongside the new iPhones, given the interaction between them, but that didn’t happen.
If you’ve lived under a rock and are unfamiliar with AirTags, this is Apple’s version of Tile. AirTags are small item tracking devices that can be connected to important but easily lost items, allowing you to track AirTags (and items) directly in Find My next to your Apple devices.
There is no guarantee that AirTags will launch in 2020, so there is a chance that we will not see them this year. In fact, graduate John Prosser, who has mixed results when it comes to reporting on Apple’s plans, recently said that AirTags will not appear until March 2021. Since then, Prosser has said that the AirPods Studio headphones have actually been pushed back, so Apple is going to make its AirTags debut instead. Given the extremely mixed information, we’ll have to wait to see what ends with the launch.
Recent speculation suggests that Apple may have been making AirTags for some time (hence the code found in earlier versions of iOS 13), but is holding them back to allow third-party product tracker manufacturers to develop their own solutions that integrate with Find My program, trying to avoid antitrust charges. Ever since rumors of AirTags first leaked, Tile is unhappy that Apple’s best-designed Bluetooth tracker, which integrates directly into the Find My app, has the potential to grow Tile’s business.
Apple Silicon Macs
Apple itself has announced that the first Mac with the Apple Silicon chip will be released by the end of 2020, so we can expect at least one launch of the Mac in November or December.
There is no word yet on which Mac will be the first to receive the Apple Silicon chip, but based on rumors, candidates include the new MacBook Pro, the new MacBook Air, the resurrected 12-inch MacBook or the new 24-inch iMac.
Apple is working on an updated 14-inch MacBook that will look like a 16-inch MacBook and a redesigned 24-inch iMac to replace the 21.5-inch iMac, and the launch of both of these major redesigns would be a perfect time to unveil new new chips developed by Apple.
No matter which Mac comes first, Apple is moving its entire Mac line to Apple Silicon chips, a process that is expected to take a year. By the end of 2021, Apple may be on its way to the decline of all Macs with Intel chips. We may not be able to count on “AirPods Studio” or “AirTags” for sure, but new Macs will definitely appear.
As with AirTags, rumors of a new generation of Apple TV have been circulating for months, if not years. We haven’t had a new version of pApple TV since 2017, and we’ve been waiting a long time for an update.
Apple is said to be working on several Apple TV set-top boxes, including the A14X chip that provides the console. There are also rumors about a new remote control “Apple TV” with the integration of “Find mine” so that it does not get lost.
No Apple TV went to the October Apple event, and it looks like we’ll also see it as a potential November event. According to an August report from Bloomberg, the new “Apple TV” may be ready to launch by 2021.
It is likely that Apple may hold a third event in November to showcase new products, as the Apple Silicon Mac is at least an event-worthy device. Of course, there are currently no guarantees, as devices that are still on the horizon may also come out through a press release.
It is difficult to predict the possible date of the event in November. November 3 is Election Day in the United States, November 11 is Veterans Day, and November 26 is Thanksgiving Day in the United States, and Apple is giving out this weekend to all corporate employees. If Apple is actually hosting the event, we may be able to receive an invitation in the first week of November with an event to take place on November 9 or 10 on the eve of Veteran’s Day.
Recent rumors suggest that Apple is actually planning an Apple Silicon event for November 17, so this may be when we see the announcement. That date is awfully approaching Thanksgiving in a week, but Apple doesn’t have many options in November.