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Leaker claims that Apple may not have a Special Event planned for its first ARM MacBooks

A new rumour suggests that there will be no October hardware event to mark the unveiling of the first ARM-powered MacBooks. (Image source: Notebookcheck)
A new rumour suggests that there will be no October hardware event to mark the unveiling of the first ARM-powered MacBooks. (Image source: Notebookcheck)
The release of the first ARM-powered MacBooks will apparently follow the trend of recent Apple hardware announcements. Instead of a physical event ala recent iPhone launches, the ARM-powered 12-inch MacBook and MacBook Pro 13 will land without notice at the end of October.
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Almost two months have passed since Apple unveiled plans to transition its Mac lineup from Intel to ARM processors. The aims to have completed the move to ARM processors within two years, although new Intel-powered Macs are still being released, like the recently refreshed 27-inch iMac.

Apple is believed to be unveiling its first ARM-based Mac hardware before the end of the year, possibly in late October. A return to the 12-inch MacBook is supposedly in development, as is an ARM version of the MacBook Pro 13. Previously, leaker @komiya_kj had reported that Apple would host a Special Event to showcase its first ARM MacBooks, but they have now changed their tune.

Instead, their "new source suggests" that Apple has no hardware event planned to showcase its first ARM-based machines. This would seem to suggest that Apple will just publish a press-release and update its website to mark the release of its first ARM hardware, as it has with the recent refreshes of the 27-inch iMac, MacBook Pro 13 and iPhone SE.

The new 12-inch MacBook is expected to start at US$799, with the ARM version of the MacBook Pro 13 coming in at US$1,099. Both will be powered by Apple's A14X Bionic chipset, according to @komiya_kj.

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Alex Alderson, 2020-08-11 (Update: 2020-08-11)