Apple's new Intel 16-inch MacBook Pro and AirTags slated for release in 2-3 weeks with up to five Apple Silicon devices due within a year
Apple may have only just announced a new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini, but attention has already turned to what other hardware refreshes the company has planned. The three pieces of Mac hardware are the first to feature in-house Apple processors, but Apple confirmed in June at WWDC 2020 that it would transition all its Mac product stack to Apple Silicon chipsets by 2022.
Accordingly, MacRumors believes that Apple has up to five other products are in development. Reiterating rumours by Ming-Chi Kuo or Mark Gurman and Debby Wu, MacRumors believes that a 24-inch iMac will be the next Mac product to receive the Apple Silicon treatment. Apparently, this small iMac will arrive in late Q4 2020 or early Q1 2021 with 'an all-new design'. Presumably, late Q4 2020 means December, seeing as Apple has already released three M1-powered devices this month.
A 12-inch MacBook based on Apple Silicon will follow the release of a new 24-inch iMac, according to @000leaker. Apple is believed to be unveiling the device in Q1 or Q2 2021 and will equip it with its maligned butterfly keyboard. A 14-inch MacBook Pro will then be next up, possibly in late Q2 2021 or Q3 2021. A 14-inch version of the MacBook Pro has been rumoured for a while now, and it will reputedly debut with another 'all-new design' for Apple. The 14-inch MacBook Pro may be the first MacBook with a mini-LED display, too. A 14-inch MacBook Pro will be joined by a new 16-inch model, which will also receive a design overhaul from the current model.
Additionally, Gurman and Wu claim that a new Mac Pro based on Apple Silicon is in the works. The device is thought to be arriving in late 2021 or 2022 and is supposedly half the size of the current Mac Pro.
Finally, @000leaker claims that Apple will release a new 16-inch MacBook Pro within the next '2-3 weeks'. The device, to which Apple has hinted in a Bootcamp update changelog, will allegedly arrive alongside the long-awaited AirTags. Both will be announced via a press release, as Apple has done with many other products this year.