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Apple’s macOS Big Sur beta code revealed three new Mac devices that’ll likely be released soon. This may be the first in-code confirmation from Apple of the first Apple Silicon Mac devices. The code appeared in the macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 beta 1 that appeared for developers this week.

 

The files that’ve tipped the imminent reveal of new Mac computers appeared in the developer previews’ System/Library folder. There, as noted by 9to5Mac, Apple stores bundled files with references to Mac models aplenty. In the latest version of macOS Big Sur, three files appear with codes that do not otherwise reference hardware that’s been released to the public.

 

They go by the name “MacHardwareTypes” and include the codes 2020f, 2020g, and 2020h. References for the most recent 16-inch MacBook Pro are contained within 2020d (and 2019f before that), and other files here (shown by HarckerTech below) reference MacBook Air, iMac, and the most recent 13-inch MacBook Pro.

 

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MacOS Big Sur 11.0.1 mentions 3 distinct unreleased Macs, all set for release in 2020. In beta 10 only one of these was [email protected] @appleinsider pic.twitter.com/0u5aGszbWl

    — Hans Harck Tønning (@HarckerTech) October 29, 2020

 

The referenced files contain zero data, and thus cannot be parsed for information on the models they reference. It’s very likely that they’ll appear with codes in accordance to the next Apple event. It’s expected that the next Apple Event will take place on November 17, 2020.

 

It’s relatively unlikely that we’ll see the first iMac with Apple Silicon at this event – but they’ve been teased by insiders nonetheless. The latest leaked roadmap says we’ll see a 12-inch MacBook reboot in 2020 and a 2021 iMac at Apple’s next pair of Mac events.

 

It’s likely Apple will reference the first Apple One subscriptions again at their (likely inevitable) late 2020 event, as they’re set to launch the service for the first time on October 30, 2020. The Apple One subscription system works with multiple Apple devices and iCloud to bring Apple users a full lifestyle enhancement suite – MacBooks and iMacs and Apple Watch and iPhone and iPad included.

 

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I have a feeling that the new hardware could be the make or break for Apple Macs. Recently the quality of Apple OS has taken a big decline in my opinion. I use a Mac for work and since Catalina the thing kernel panics far more than my home windows machine. Before Catalina it never really experienced consistent kernel panics. The forums are littered with hundreds of messages relating to this problem and many of the original threads celebrated a birth of 1 year in being unfixed. Apple really have no idea and always refer that the logic board is faulty and want about $700 to replace. Mine has been repaired by Apple and there is no difference. The problem is in the OS and not the hardware but they are incapable (after a year its pretty clear) of fixing the issue. The same problem still exists in Bigsur. So unless Apple get this to work on ARM it could be the end for MBP. The "Its just works" has turned into "if you can get it stable NEVER update it" with a MBP.

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