Apple's One More Thing event: How to watch and what to expect
After launching the iPhones globally on October 13, Apple sent out invites for another Apple Event scheduled for November 10, that's today. This is Apple’s ‘One More Thing’ event, the third since September, and the invites for this went out on November 2.
This is the first time Apple has held an event this late in the year. The earlier events this year saw the new iPad air, Apple Watch and the iPhone 12 line-up being launched. Clearly, now it’s time for the Mac, Big Sur and the long-awaited shift to Apple Silicon.
So, how and where can you watch Apple’s last event of the year and here’s what to expect:
When can you watch Apple’s One More Thing event?
The event is scheduled for 10AM PDT on November 10. That makes it 11:30PM IST for us in India on November 10.
Where can you watch the Apple One More Thing event?
Like all other events this year, this event too will be streamed online and you can watch it in a number of ways.
You can tune in on the Apple Channel on YouTube, the placeholder is already live and the channel will start streaming the event as soon as it goes live.
You can also watch it on the Apple Event website if you don’t want to use YouTube and you can use any browser as long as it is updated and supports MSE, H.264 and AAC.
Finally, you can install the Apple Events app on your Apple TV streaming box. Older Apple TV devices will already have it preinstalled.
What to expect from the Apple One More Thing event?
Apple has pretty much launched and talked about all the other products on the portfolio so what remains is not rocket science to guess. However, here’s what we think is coming up -
1. Apple Silicon
Apple had announced its plans of moving away from the Intel processors on the computer lineup and will be switching to Apple’s own ARM processors that are currently being used on the iPhone and iPads. Apple is calling its new processors Apple Silicon.
Apple had mentioned earlier this year that the first Apple Silicon-powered Macs would be available by the end of the year and the entire MAc lineup would switch to the new chips by 2022. We should hear more about this at the event tomorrow.
2. MacBook Air and MacBook Pro
We do not know yet which Mac models will be the first to come with Apple’s own chip and speculations have it that it could be an updated MacBook Pro or a 12-inch MacBook or a 24-inch iMac or a MacBook Air. We’ll probably find out exactly which, tomorrow.
Bloomberg suggests that there is going to be a 13-inch MacBook Air along with a 13-inch MacBook Pro and a 16-inch MacBook Pro. We just need a wait a little longer to find out for sure.
3. MacOS 11 Big Sur
Apple rolled out new OS for the iPhone, iPad and the Apple Watch this year, now it’s time for the new MacOS. The new version of the MacOS, the MacOS 11 or the Big Sur, has been in beta since WWDC this year and Apple released the MacOS 11.0.1 indicating that the update is now ready to go.
While we are not sure that we’ll get a date for the Big Sur tomorrow for sure, we expect to hear something about it. The new OS will make the MacOS look more like iOS than ever before.
Apple’s AirTags have been in the news for a while and many expected it to be launched alongside the new iPhones. Since that did not happen, this just leaves tomorrow’s event to look forward to.
AirTags are Apple;s small wireless trackers that can be attached to anything you want, much like the Bluetooth Tile tags.
However, given that the Mac might be the big focus for tomorrow, AirTags do possibly seem a little out of place. But, here’s hoping.
5. AirPods Studio
AirPods Studio are going to be Apple’s first over-the-ear headphones and information about these too have been all speculation thus far - we are hoping to hear something about it at the event tomorrow.
Since the event is called ‘One More Thing’ there is always a possibility, and hope, that Apple might reveal something more, but what we do know for sure is that the Mac is going to be the main focus of the evening.
We will be covering the event live so you can watch out for our updates.