Apple Event Kicks Off With Discussion of Apple Silicon Transition for Macs

Apple's virtual "One More Thing" event is underway and, as expected, the company has started discussing its transition to Apple Silicon for Macs.

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Apple first revealed its plans to transition from Intel processors to its own custom Apple Silicon processors for Macs during its WWDC keynote in June, promising industry-leading performance per watt. At the time, Apple said that it planned to ship its first Mac with Apple Silicon by yearend, and complete the transition in about two years.

Apple said that it will continue to support and release new versions of macOS for Intel-based Macs for years to come, and it also teased new Intel-based Macs in development in the interim, including an updated 27-inch iMac released in August.

Update: Apple's event has concluded and new MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini models with an Apple-designed M1 chip are now available to order. The first deliveries to customers and in-store availability will begin November 17.

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ChrisA Avatar
48 months ago

Battery life is important for WFH? Do people live in homes without wall outlets?
Perhaps you are too young to remember this, so let this Old One tell you of days long past...

Long ago before the arrival of Covid-19, people used to leave their homes and travel to places called "school" or "office" or in some case places called "job site" or even "set" or "beach". These places, odd as it seems, sometimes lacked places to work that were within 6 feet of a wall, let alone a well outlet.

These new Macs with their large batteries are built in anticipation of a return to the ways of the days of old.
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Malkie0831 Avatar
48 months ago

They could make less expensive notebooks that just run Safari and ios apps to compete with Chromebooks.

Probably not but the possibility is there.
I think that product is called an iPad ?
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CWallace Avatar
48 months ago
Yeah I thought they might use "M" even though it was also the name of the Motion Coprocessor on the iPhone and iPad.

Looks like it is based on the A14X based on core counts.
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