• Apple will be hosting another event Tuesday
  • The company will be revealing a slew of new hardware products
  • These will be headlined by the new Macs running on Apple's new silicon

Apple will be hosting its third hardware event of the year, the “One More Thing” event on Tuesday. The Cupertino tech giant is expected to unveil a slew of new devices and products, including the new Macs running on its in-house silicon.

Those who are interested in watching the event can do so via Apple’s own website, the Apple Event app on Apple TV and the company’s YouTube channel. The event will go live at 10 a.m. PDT.

What can fans expect from the virtual event? Here are some potential reveals everyone can look forward to:

Apple’s own silicon

As mentioned, Apple is expected to unveil its new silicon for Macs. Previous reports indicated that the new chip is based on the A14 Bionic powering the new iPhone 12 series and the iPad Air 4. The new chip is made using the 5nm process. The exact model remains unknown.

The new processor is more powerful than the A13 Bionic powering last year’s iPhone 11 series and the A12Z powering the 2020 iPad Pro. It also offers better efficiency compared to the Intel chips it is replacing in various Mac models.

New Macs

Apple is also expected to launch new Macs running on the new silicon. Previous reports indicated that these could be the 13-inch MacBook Pro and 13-inch MacBook Air.

Details remain scarce, but earlier reports indicated that there will be no design changes. The only major innovation that can and should be expected is the change in the processors powering the devices. This signals Apple’s departure from Intel processors to its own in-house chips.

MacOS 11 Big Sur

Big Sur might be making a big splash in the event. Since Apple rolled out the release candidate build for macOS 11.0.1 this week, it simply means macOS 11 Big Sur is almost ready for primetime, ZDNet noted. Customers can expect to see the new Mac operating system go live during the event.


Apple’s Tile-like trackers might also make their debut during the “One More Thing” event. These trackers are said to come in two sizes, indicating several use case scenarios such as keychains, wallets, small purses and so on.

The Apple Store logo is pictured here. AFP / Josh Edelson