What is expected at the November Apple Event?
Recent reports indicate there are plans to unveil an updated 13-inch MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro. Apple is understood to be working on a 14-inch MacBook Pro model, but that probably won’t arrive until 2021, so the device coming next week will maintain the existing form factor.
In regards to the long-term strategy, Apple is developing an Apple Silicon-powered Mac mini, a redesigned iMac with Apple Silicon inside, and a half-sized Mac Pro, although these products probably won’t be announced until 2021.
Apple’s highly anticipated AirTags could be announced too
In addition to the new Apple Silicon Mac products, Apple may also unveil its AirTags item tracking tags. These were expected to debut earlier this year and have been delayed several times, but are believed to have recently entered the final stages of performance testing ahead of their release.
Two sizes are said to be in the works, one with a focus on smaller objects like wallets and the other made with larger objects like backpacks in mind. To easily attach AirTags to these items, Apple has also created a custom keychain and leather sleeve.
There’s no official word on prices at the moment, but one report did mention Apple pricing its next accessory between $69 and $99. Whether that’s an accurate prediction or not will remain to be seen.
What about Apple’s AirPods Studio headphones?
If the headphones are unveiled, customers can expect a completely reversible design that’s capable of detecting which ear is which. Connectivity-wise, expect the headphones to use both Bluetooth and a custom Apple audio chip, with charging happening through a USB-C port.
Apple will initially offer two versions. The Sport model should retail at $349 and the Luxury model is said to cost $599.