The launch of the first Mac powered by Apple Silicon is imminent, and Apple is sending invitations to developers that are enrolled in the Universal Quick Start Program to get one-on-one code-level guidance from an Apple engineer.
MacRumors reports that Apple has supplied participants in the Universal Quick Start Program with a loaner Mac mini powered by an A12Z chip, as well as other resources to facilitate developing apps for Apple Silicon-based Macs. Those developers can now schedule one-on-one lab appointments with an Apple engineer.
Lab appointments can be scheduled for November 4 or November 5, which suggests the launch of the first Apple Silicon-powered Mac is coming very soon.
Apple announced during its June WWDC 2020 Keynote that it will transition its Mac lineup to run on Apple Silicon in the place of Intel processors.
The transition means all of Apple’s products will use a common architecture, making it easier for developers to write and optimize their apps for the entire Apple ecosystem.
The first Mac running on Apple’s custom processors was promised to be available by the end of 2020, and the company expects the transition to be completed within two years.
While Apple’s September and October events did not include any new mention of the Apple Silicon Macs, recent rumors have indicated the first ARM-based Mac will debut at an event to held on November 17.