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Here’s What We Know About Apple M1 Chip

During a recent event, Apple unveiled three brand new computers. They are Mac mini, 13 inches MacBook Pro, and its latest MacBook Air. Even with the release of its latest models, what has captured many people’s attention is Apple’s latest M1 chip. The tech giant has also made a lot of promises. 

Let’s see what we know about Apple’s M1 chip so far. 

Apple M1 Chip

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The tech giant has revealed that it is going to shift all its computers to use the M1 chip from now on. 

ARM-based silicone technology is the latest venture that Apple has taken. During the event, the company promised to provide longer battery life, higher quality of performance, and a better functioning app system. If they do right by their claims, the tech world is going to see some major changes. 

Furthermore, the company has claimed that with the M1 chip, all its Macbook Air computers will be able to play videos for 18 hours. Similarly, MacBook Pro’s video playing capacity will be upgraded to 20 hours. This bit of news does not really excite the experts as this kind of metric is not ideal to measure the performance quality. We should also note that modern chips have all been optimized for this very purpose. 

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However, we should note that these claims are much higher than what they claimed about their intel-based technology. They also said that the Pro’s capacity would double and Air would see six more. 

Experts were expecting a higher performance from Apple batteries. Is already known that they can extract higher performance than Intel. It should naturally mean better battery life. However, Apple is yet to say anything about this. 

M1 chip
M1 chip

M1 chip has been designed from the Arm technology. And so, the company will need additional software support to run its intel-based apps. This additional software support has been revealed, and it’s known as Rosetta 2. Apple has also claimed that running apps through additional software support will give a better quality performance. Unexpectedly, Apple is quite confident about this launch. Looks like their views on Rosetta have changed since its first launch in 2005, which gave out a warning that the additional support will not be efficient enough. 

No More Intel-based MacBook Air In The Market

Apple has changed up its game quite a bit. Continuing this trend, the company has stopped selling all its Intel-based MacBook Air. This was arguably Apple’s more popular Mac, so it’s surprising that the company would pull the plug on it so fast. 

Apple has also announced that its M1 chip will support 2 thunderbolt ports and 16GB Ram. It will also feature an integrated GPU. Additionally, the company said that it will take them two years to console the transition. 

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