It seems that everyone hates apple these days and there’s a rationale for that recently they have made their products impossible to repair and increased prices of there products and accessories to ridiculous levels and enjoy excessive Control but what if apple actually did something to move the industry forward in the competition.
Well, it turns out that they may have done this. For years, Apple has been accused of not doing enough to change the course of its Macs, but the Cupertino-based tech firm now has taken the first step in that direction by announcing the first homemade chip for its computers. The message is loud and clear: the Mac is freeing itself from the clutches of Intel, the chip giant that has been powering Apple’s laptops and desktops since 2006.
The transition from Intel to ARM-based Apple Silicon is seen as a breakthrough moment in tech, and it could well change the future of Mac. But how does Apple benefit from all this and what the?
ARM-based Mac means to end consumers?
The M1 is the name of the chipset that powers Apple’s new lineup of Mac computers: a new MacBook Air, a new 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac Mini desktop computer. Previously, Apple Macs were powered by Intel processors, and Apple had to go by Intel rules. That dented Apple’s plans to refresh its Macs as frequently as it does for the iPhone and iPad.With the M1, Apple has not only designed its own computer processor for the Mac but it has full control of the whole process, from start to finish.
What’s so special about the M1 chip?
The M1 is based on the ARM-based processor technology that’s different from Intel’s x86 architecture. In short, the chips powering the MacBook Air and iPhone 12 have the same processor technology now. That means the M1 and A14 Bionic have the same DNA. But the M1 is quite clearly designed for the Macs and not for mobile devices, though both chips have a 5nanometer design the core benefit of using the M1 is that the new Macs will have a longer battery life, instant wake up from sleep mode, and the ability to run iOS apps. For instance, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro has a battery that can last up to 20 hours when watching videos and 17 hours when surfing the web.
The reason why Apple ditched Intel and designed custom processors for the Mac has something to do with how the world’s most valuable tech company operates. Apple wants full control on the product, instead of relying on Intel. This strategy has worked wonders for the company with the iPhone and iPad and the Tim Cook-led company is ready to have greater control over the Mac.
There are benefits of the M1 chip, but the transition from Intel to Apple Silicon could pose some challenges. Apps need to be rewritten for the new architecture since most Macs are powered by Intel’s x86 processors. Apple has said it’s software emulator Rosetta 2 would help M1 to run apps built for Intel-based Macs. But since developers are involved, the transition from Intel to its new Arm-based silicon is certainly going to be challenging.
Despite no upgradable ram a hefty price and no external GPU support the big story here is the chip architecture nothing else, it’s proving that arm can have an inherent advantage in computer and desktop space.
Source – Apple, Coldfusion