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New Mac mini, MacBook Pro 13, and MacBook Air — as expected, same designs, similar chips to the iPad Air and iPhone 12. No AirTags. 16-inch MacBook Pro coming later.— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) November 10, 2020
The M1 chip really is just an architecture change. Fundamentally, M1 Macs are the same computer designs from a decade or more ago, at the same price, with expected performance and battery life gains.— dustin curtis (@dcurtis) November 10, 2020
I was hoping for a Mac designed with the iPhone 12/iPad Pro design language.
The new Apple M1 Mac chip will have 8 CPU cores, 8 GPU cores, and Apple's silicon chief Johny Srouji claims it will have twice the performance of an unspecified laptop chip (cough, Intel) while using a quarter of the power. Story will have updates: https://t.co/0cP9uCHDhH— Stephen Nellis (@StephenNellis) November 10, 2020
M1 is an 8-core chip, 4 high performance cores (they're calling it the "world's fastest CPU") and 4 high efficiency cores. Apple claims it delivers far better performance per watt, so a 10W MacBook Air is 2x as fast compared to the Intel chip— Devindra Hardawar (@Devindra) November 10, 2020
"M1" graphics:— Patrick Moorhead (@PatrickMoorhead) November 10, 2020
-"2X PPW" (zero substantiation)
-"fastest integrated graphics" (zero substantiation)
-"best in-class security" (zero substantiation"
11 trillion ops per sec. is for the Neural Engine.— Horace Dediu (@asymco) November 10, 2020
Quiet performance and better battery life. No surprises here. ARM gets you all this.— Horace Dediu (@asymco) November 10, 2020
You have to wonder if PC manufacturers will follow Apple’s lead and not make single mention of clock cycle speed for their products.— Craig Hockenberry (@chockenberry) November 10, 2020
If so, good luck.
2x “more responsive”
craig federighi always looks like he's congratulating you on a new baby— John Paczkowski (@JohnPaczkowski) November 10, 2020
The M1 has CPU perf that could easily be competitive in the higher-end MBPs or iMacs, but Apple's gonna need a much bigger boost in GPU to match the AMD graphics in their existing lineup. It's a shame that wasn't ready for today — they could have transitioned their entire range— Steve Troughton-Smith (@stroughtonsmith) November 10, 2020
This Apple event is quite different from 2005, when the switch was needed just to keep up with the industry. This M1 class of chips looks like it’s going to run laps around Intel.— Charles Arthur (@charlesarthur) November 10, 2020
So differences now between the MacBook Air and Pro: Pro has 2 hours better battery life, Touch Bar, 100 nits brighter screen, speakers have HDR, and better mics. Air is obviously lighter/thinner. Feels like one of these will have to go — unless Apple creates speed differences.— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) November 10, 2020
The unified memory inside the SoC package is also neat. Shared memory with GPU, less need to copy stuff over from RAM, should save on power and improve performance.— Liberty (@LibertyRPF) November 10, 2020
Now the key to my first theory -- iPhone and iPad apps run on Macs.— Ian Sherr (@iansherr) November 10, 2020
Apple talking about how developers who used its dev kits, and talking about how easy it was to port their apps and how much quicker Apple silicon was
Now Craig Federighi, Apple's head of software engineering is talking about Big Sur. He's noting how the Mac "instantly" wakes from sleep -- and Apple's laptops are pretty quick anyway.— Ian Sherr (@iansherr) November 10, 2020
"M1" for "low power systems or small size and power efficiency"— Patrick Moorhead (@PatrickMoorhead) November 10, 2020
-UMA and memory sharing
-16B transistors (Apple won't answer how these are counted)
-"world's fastest CPU core" (no substantiation)
-2X PPW (no substantiation)#AppleEvent pic.twitter.com/JsnYB15dU6
1/ Apple's upcoming ARM MacBooks isn't just going to save them some money and run a bit faster. It marks the beginning of the end of the x86 era and Intel's four decade empire.— James Wang (@jwangARK) April 15, 2020
New M1 Macs:— nicole nguyen (@nicnguyen) November 10, 2020
-MacBook Air starts at $999
-Pro starts at $1,299
-Mini starts at $699
Available next week.
Sorry to everyone who bought a Mac during the pandemic ?
We’re obviously just going off of what Apple is touting, but if this all holds up, with performance and battery of just the MacBook Air, there’s no way any Windows laptop can compete with this. Microsoft will need to start making their own chips for Surface? #AppleEvent— M.G. Siegler (@mgsiegler) November 10, 2020
At 10W M1 is 2x CPU performance— Horace Dediu (@asymco) November 10, 2020
Apple calls out the ISP on the M1 -- so where are the cameras that can use it??— Matthew Panzarino (@panzer) November 10, 2020
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