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Apple’s computers have typically never really been known for their gaming capabilities. While they do play games just fine, Mac users probably can’t really expect to run games at the same higher level settings that PC gamers can, so the question is, with the new M1 chips that ditches Intel and AMD, how will Apple’s computers handle games?
Apple made huge claims when they announced their new M1 chipset. While “impressive”, many initial reactions all suggested that these claims were rather vague as Apple did not really dive into specifics and showed off graphs and charts that did not really have any context, leading many to wonder if the new M1 chipsets could live up to the company’s claims.
With the new M1 chipsets that Apple has introduced to its computer lineup, apart from the promise of high-performance, one of the things that really stood out during the presentation was Apple’s claims of insane battery life. The company touted anywhere between 15-20 hours on the new 13-inch MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.
Now that macOS Big Sur has been released, we’re sure that some of you might be rushing out to upgrade to the latest version of macOS. However, before you do that, it should be noted that according to several user reports on the MacRumors forum, it appears that the latest update is bricking some older MacBook Pro models.
To help deal with the fact that there won’t be a ton of native M1 compatible apps available right out the gate, what Apple has done is reintroduce its Rosetta translation software, which comes in the form of Rosetta 2. Basically what this does is that it helps “translate” and emulates x86 apps so that they can run the new M1 chipset.
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Apple made some pretty bold claims when they announced their new M1-powered MacBook laptops. These claims were rather vague and left many wondering what Apple meant when they said that it outperforms other computers. While we’re eagerly anticipating the reviews of these laptops, it appears that benchmarks could have validated some of Apple’s claims.
At Apple’s event yesterday, the company unveiled a brand new M1-powered 13-inch MacBook Pro. While the internals have changed, the exterior design of the laptop seems to have remained the same, where it sports the same keyboard and also the inclusion of a fingerprint sensor and the Touch Bar.
Over a decade ago, Apple ran a marketing campaign for its Mac computers in a PC versus Mac series of ads. It starred Justin Long who was “Mac”, and John Hodgman who was known as the “PC Guy”. The series of ads basically featured conversations between Mac and PC Guy where it tried to tout the advantages of a Mac computer over a PC.
With the new M1 chipsets in Apple’s new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, Apple claims that they will be using an 8-core GPU in them that apparently will give them a 5x boost in performance compared to their Intel-based predecessors, but how well they will actually perform in the real world remains to be seen.
One of the chief concerns about Apple launching its new M1 chipset for its Mac computers isn’t so much about power. So far benchmarks have shown that it is more than capable of holding its own against Intel processors, so instead the concerns are more about whether or not developers will bother to develop apps to support the new chipset.
There were rumors that we could get a refresh of the 16-inch MacBook Pro, but it turns out that the rumors were wrong. However, we did get a new MacBook Pro at Apple’s event and this comes in the form of Apple’s very own M1-powered 13-inch MacBook Pro, which is Apple’s first “Pro” computer to get the Apple Silicon treatment.
The day has finally arrived and Apple has since unveiled one of their brand new Apple Silicon based MacBook laptops. This laptop comes in the form of the MacBook Air which will now be powered by Apple’s M1 chip, the official name for the Apple Silicon chipset that Apple has designed themselves.