Apple announced its own custom ARM-based chips called Apple Silicon on WWDC on June 2020. First Mac(s) with Apple Silicon should appear before end of this year, as Apple said. By the rumors, first Apple Silicon-powered Mac(s) should be presented in November. Chips in these new Macs should be really powerful and power efficient, as Apple already demonstrated on its chip included in iPhones and especially in iPads Pro. As reported by 9to5Mac, new model numbers of unreleased Macs released from Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) database appeared.
Regulatory database with the latest filing for Apple’s computers includes not only unreleased Macs model numbers from June, but it also includes new model numbers. This may be a sign that new Macs are coming soon.
“Old” model numbers are A2147, A2158 and A2182 and they were marked as running macOS Catalina, but now, they are marked as running macOS Big Sur. This also may be a sign, that with new released Macs will Apple also release macOS Big Sur. You can currently try macOS Big Sur as a beta version, but I do not recommend to run it as main system yet. Install it on a separate partition or on a separate external disk or on an USB stick.
The new filing also includes model numbers A2337 and A2338 – previously unknown Mac laptop models and also new Mac desktops A2348, A2438 and A2439.
There is already Apple Silicon-powered Mac. It’s a Developer Transition Kit hardware, a Mac in the form of Mac mini powered by A12Z SoC from 2020 iPad Pro equipped with 16 GB of RAM, but it’s only available for some registered developers in select countries.
Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that the first Apple Silicon Macs will be a MacBook Pro and a 24-inch iMac, launching in the 4th quarter of this year. If we combine these data, new Mac models may include new Apple Silicon Macs, which should be presented on November 2020 event.