As the launch of Apple Silicon Macs nears, Apple has started sending invites to developers to schedule one-on-one labs offering code-level guidance from Apple engineers, MacRumors spotted. The labs are designed for registered developers who enrolled into the Universal App Quick Start Program earlier this year.
The Universal App Quick Start Program provided developers with a Developer Transition Kit (DTK), which packed Apple’s A12Z Bionic chip in a Mac mini enclosure, to ease the transition of their apps to Apple Silicon Macs launching by the end of this year. It also provided access to documentation, forum support, and beta software releases.
Apple is scheduling lab appointments for November 4 and November 5, with appointment requests taken until 5PM Pacific Time on November 1. This could be a subtle hint toward Apple’s upcoming launch event which is likely to focus on new Macs with Apple Silicon chips (because September and October didn’t). No official launch date has been revealed yet.