Apple sells out of many Mac models ahead of November 10 event as leaker suggests that ARM versions are on their way
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Hints about Apple's upcoming Mac hardware refreshes are gradually ramping up. Recently, macOS 11.0.1 beta suggested that the company is planning to release three new Mac models later this year, while a Bootcamp update hinted at a new version of the MacBook Pro 16. Now, multiple Mac products have gone out of stock, with Apple offering up to 6-week delivery lead times on some devices, such as the iMac Pro. The delays vary between regions, but the devices currently out of stock in the US are as follows:
- MacBook Pro 13
- MacBook Pro 16
- iMac 21.5-inch
- iMac 27-inch
- iMac Pro
Typically, devices going out of stock on Apple.com suggests that refreshes are afoot. Apple has already stated that it plans to release its first ARM-based Mac hardware this year, although the consensus is currently that only an entry-level MacBook will be unveiled for the time being. We now know that this will be happening on November 10 though, as Apple has confirmed that has 'one more thing' planned. The event will commence at 10:00 PDT (UTC+08:00).
It remains unclear what product line under which Apple will release its first ARM MacBook, but it probably will not be the MacBook Pro 16. There has been talk of it being a new 12-inch MacBook, though. At any rate, @LeaksApplePro claims that a prototype ARM Mac packs plenty of performance. Citing an unnamed source, the leaker has previously stated the first ARM Mac will feature a customised A14 Bionic chipset with up to twelve processor cores.