Apple’s first Mac Computer with an in-house processor
Apple breaks out of the rut of the PC industry, which was previously dominated by Intel processors. Three models instead get a Chip of its own design. The question is now, how much of the power in the industry school.
Apple is launching its Mac computers in a new Era: The iPhone group has presented the first three models with Chips of its own design instead of Intel processors.
Apple promises that the Computer would work much faster and power-saving. With the transition, the group can operate also for the first time, his Macs on the same Software platform as its iPhones and iPads.
The in-house Chip called the M1 connects in a System including a main processor with eight cores and the graphics chip. Apps would start up much faster than before, and also sophisticated programs ran smoother, stressed Software chief Craig Federighi. Like the iPhone, a special area to improve, for example, the image processing with machine Learning.
Apple endowed with the M1 Chip, among others, the most popular Mac model, the Macbook Air. It comes without a fan. Thanks to more efficient Chips, the battery hold 15 hours of Surfing the Web, and 18 hours of video playback on a stand. The Macbook Air is the most popular Apple Computer.
In addition, the performance get stronger Macbook Pro with 13-inch Display and the desktop computer Mac Mini the new Apple processor. Macbook Pro Apple speaks of 17 hours surf time and 20 hours of video playback. The Mac Mini and the Macbook Pro, Apple retains first models with Intel Chips in the Macbook Air there is in the group, however, only with the M1. Externally the units look like so far.
Apple breaks out with the transition from the rut of the PC industry, which was previously dominated by Intel processors. The M1-Chips based on the architecture of the chip designer ARM, with the iPhones and iPads are running. Thus, the developers can also bring iPhone Apps to the Macs. Originally based on Intel processors tailored Mac programs that have not yet been adapted for the Apple Chips that are to be translated in real-time. There were no performance limitations, stresses Apple.
The move announced already since some time. On iPhone and iPad, it has managed to Apple to grab by in-house chip development a lot of power in a small Format. On a Mac, the group had to wait repeatedly on new processors from Intel. At the announcement of the switchover in June it was said that he intended to cover, within two years, all models.
For Macs, this is the third exchange of the Chip platform to the Transition from Motorola to IBM’s PowerPC in the early 1990s and to Intel in 2005.
The question now is whether Apple’s example could make it in the industry school, if the M1-Macs can offer their users a significant advantage compared to computers from other manufacturers with Intel Chips. Among other things, Microsoft and Samsung have Laptops with Chips based on the ARM architecture in the offer, they remained so far, but more niche models.