This is exactly what I'm basing my hopes off. I just feel like it'd be good if they gave us a fanless model immediately. Do they need to redesign the whole computer to remove the fan?
They don't NEED to. But they will want to. That all being said, I don't know what harm it does to have the fan there. Worst case scenario, it rarely kicks in. I'd rather have it and not need it than need it and wish Apple had included it.
Given the heat issues that were had on early Intel Macs, I'd rather Apple play it safe on the first rounds of Apple Silicon Mac portables when it comes to cooling.