The 13 October event told us all about the
iPhone 12 and the
HomePod mini, but Apple failed to answer our questions about the Mac – specifically
when macOS Big Sur will arrive, and
when the first Silicon-powered Mac will launch. We also heard nothing of the long-rumoured
AirPods Studio over-ear headphones and Apple failed to reveal the
date the iPad Air will go on sale..
That’s given leaker Jon Prosser a great opportunity to step up to the mark with some of the missing information on Twitter.
That suggests we should mark Tuesday 17 November in our diaries for the
next Apple event.
We expect that Apple will announce the event on 10 November.
A third autumn keynote would be a premiere for Apple, but an event in November would not. In 1997 Apple presented the Power Mac G3 on 10 November and launched its online store. Product presentations without a keynote have been the order of the day in recent years, such as the AirPods Pro and the MacBook Pro 16in in 2019.
Alongside the new Macs we may also see the
AirTags in November.
Prosser also suggests that pre orders for iPad Air will start today (16 October), with an on-sale date of 23 October.
Finally, the AirPods Studio will be unveiled at an event on Tuesday 16 March 2021.
Prosser has been more right than wrong lately, with the embarrassing exception of his prediction that Apple would launch the Apple Watch and iPad on 8 September, when instead it announced the date for the Time Flies event a week later.
Based on a report on