Apple’s third event of the year 2020 is over. “One More Thing” was an elaborate event punched with multiple updates and exciting new launches. Apple is making a significant change by switching to “Apple Silicon” for its MacBooks, although still relying on the same ARM-based processors that power the iPhone and iPad. Apple furthermore launched its well-awaited M1 processor, which is in the works to power its new MacBooks and an exciting new version of the Mac mini desktop.
The M1 is an eight-core processor, integrates the CPU and GPU alongside a dedicated 16-core neural engine for machine learning as well as AI-related tasks. Apple has confirmed power efficiency with its new processor, which in turn will make promises of improved battery life on the new Macs along with a better, sleeker experience. The M1 comes equipped with four high-performance cores alongside four efficiency cores.
Apple launched a new MacBook Air with the M1 alongside a MacBook Pro and Mac Mini. The new MacBook Air is set to start at $999, whereas the Mac Mini is going cost $699. The new MacBook Pro starts at the price point of $1299. The MacBook Air and MacBook Pro both come equipped with a 13-inch display.
The macOS Big Sur is set to roll out for purchase starting Nov 12 whereas all the new macs are set to be available for sale from next week.
MacBook Pro with M1 chip launched at a starting price of $1,299. Apple claims up to 18 hours battery life, 3.5X faster performance alongside a spectacular 5X faster graphics system.