UPDATE (5/29): Other publications are now independently reporting the same
UPDATE (5/26): As we speculated, there are different possibilities for this device. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports it is a low-cost iPhone that looks like an iPhone X:
What’s a computer?
In 1981, Xerox released a workstation called “Xerox Star.” It was the first commercial device to be what we consider a computer these days, with a bitmapped display, a graphical user interface, a mouse, and access to e-mail. More than 30 years later, Apple is now working on a new device, codenamed Star. With an interesting model name N84, it could be the first Mac with an ARM processor, or the first iOS notebook…or something completely different.
Macs have been using Intel processors since 2006 and Apple mobile devices have been using Apple-designed processors since 2010. It was recently reported that Apple was going to move Macs to their own processors by 2020.