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MacBook Air and Pro M1 teardowns reveal Apple Silicon heart

MacBook Air and Pro M1 teardowns reveal Apple Silicon heart

The iFixit team has published a teardown of the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models featuring Apple's M1 chip. The teardown shows what remains the same and what has been changed, the most notable, of course, being the new Apple Silicon heart powering the machines. The team notes, among other things, that the new MacBooks 'could hardly be any more similar to their predecessors.'

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Apple Silicon M1 MacBook Air runs The Witcher 3 using CrossOver

Apple Silicon M1 MacBook Air runs The Witcher 3 using CrossOver

Despite the benchmarks showing how Apple's first-ever Silicon beat 2016 desktop graphics cards, some might still unconvinced about the late 2020 Macs' ability to play games. After all, even the Intel-based Macs had compatibility issues with games that were designed with Windows PCs in mind. It's still too early to make a judgment call, of course, but if CodeWeaver's experience running "emulated" PC games is any indicator, it could be a mind-blowing experience just as well.

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Google TensorFlow ML framework gets an Apple M1-optimized version

Google TensorFlow ML framework gets an Apple M1-optimized version

As more and more new late 2020 MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros land in users' hands, don't be surprised to see the pile-up of news and reports about their impressive performance. That has always been Apple's assurance anyway for those uncertain about the switch to a new Apple Silicon. Much of the company's messaging has revolved around the usual culprits of office work and video editing but now it is trying to appeal to a particular class of users, specifically developers need to do some AI and machine learning on their M1-powered Macs.

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Apple Silicon M1 Macs become unusable when restoring macOS

Apple Silicon M1 Macs become unusable when restoring macOS

All the news about the astounding performance of Apple's first M1 Silicon may have gotten people excitedly grabbing the new Macs and MacBooks left and right. As with any new product, even Apple's, there might be unforeseen teething problems that only appear after some time. Some might be easily fixed with a software update while others might, unfortunately, require waiting for the next-gen iteration. Some might even lead to odd bugs that render the Macs practically useless when you try to reinstall its operating system anew.

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Chrome for Mac gets a special version optimized for Apple Silicon [Update]

Chrome for Mac gets a special version optimized for Apple Silicon [Update]

If you plan to own a Mac featuring Apple's own hardware (or you've already bought one) and you're a Google Chrome user, then we have good news: a new optimized version of the browser has just been released for Macs featuring the M1 chip. The new version was launched quietly by Google and recently spied by some Mac users -- and, of course, the Chrome version with support for Intel models isn't going anywhere.

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MacBook Air M1 Quick Look: unbelievable results

MacBook Air M1 Quick Look: unbelievable results

The first MacBook Air powered by Apple's first M1 Silicon has started shipping and there's reason to be excited, even if you're not a MacBook or Apple fan yourself. This new breed of Macs represents not just another turning point in Apple's history but, given the company's reputation as a trendsetter, could also make waves in the computing industry in general, tipping the scales away from the likes of Intel, NVIDIA, and AMD. While we take the Late 2020 MacBook Air for a thorough testing, we're just a little bit too excited to share our first impressions of this important milestone in Apple's story thus far.

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Apple Silicon M1 benchmarks give credence to performance claims

Apple Silicon M1 benchmarks give credence to performance claims

Apple's announcement of the first generation of Macs running on its own Silicon processors was unsurprisingly filled with bold claims. Given the novelty of the M1 chip and its ARM-based design, there might be some apprehension if the new MacBooks will be able to hold their own against Intel's most powerful processors. Geekbench scores for these new computers have started popping up that does seem to confirm Apple's claims, trumping Intel-based MacBooks except in one case.

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Apple Mac in late 2020 – What’s new and what’s left

Apple Mac in late 2020 – What’s new and what’s left

You might be confused if you visit the Apple Store online in the near future looking for a MacBook. Several products were revealed here in late 2020 with Apple's first chipset made for MacOS. It's important that we know which new Mac products have said M1 chip, and which are otherwise running previous-generation silicon.

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M1 MacBook Pro (late 2020) release date and price

M1 MacBook Pro (late 2020) release date and price

The first MacBook Pro with Apple silicon inside is the MacBook Pro (late 2020) 13-inch. This device is one of three in the first run of M1 devices from Apple. These devices are able to run MacOS app and iOS (and iPadOS) apps and has significantly more processing power than previous-model MacBook Pro machines.

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Apple M1 and macOS Big Sur – Get ready for a speed boost

Apple M1 and macOS Big Sur – Get ready for a speed boost

We had an inkling that today's Apple event would reveal in-house silicon from Apple, and sure enough, that's exactly what the company announced in its new M1 chip. Apple spent the event's opening moments talking about the composition of the M1, but after the discussion about the CPU was over, it was time to learn about how the M1 chip would help macOS Big Sur run better. That task fell to none other Apple's SVP of software engineering Craig Federighi.

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MacBook Air with M1 gives Apple Silicon its first Mac

MacBook Air with M1 gives Apple Silicon its first Mac

The new MacBook Air (late 2020) was revealed today with an Apple M1 chip and a 13-inch display. This newest MacBook works with two USB-C ports on its left side and no fan inside. This device is the first with Apple's new M1 chip, SSD (with far faster speeds than previous models), and up to 2x more battery time than the previous model.

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Apple M1 chip revealed – First Apple Silicon for Mac

Apple M1 chip revealed – First Apple Silicon for Mac

Today the Apple M1 chip was revealed as the first Apple Silicon for Mac. This desktop chip will work with unified memory architecture, an integrated GPU, and its own neural engine. Apple described this architecture as "the first personal computing chip built using industry-leading 5nm technology." This chip will be part of the larger Apple Silicon collection, running multiple sorts of devices in the next few years.

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