However, it is expected that beyond the processor, there won't be any other design change to the MacBook line up. This is a massive switch, and as the dust settles from the announcement, details are starting to appear around options for the new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac Mini.
Apple executives said on Tuesday that the M1 was meant to be efficient as well as fast, to improve battery life, and that Apple's newest version of its operating system was tuned to the processor.
Apple said the MacBook Air with M1 offers improved performance and better portability (Apple) (Supplied)What is Apple Silicon?
The Apple M1 chip is introduced during a virtual product launch on November 10. A report by Bloomberg suggests that Apple may unveil three new models - 13-inch MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro and a 16-inch MacBook Pro.
Apple has chosen to start making its own processors - the brains of your computer - to bring in-house the technology integration, so that the hardware (your Mac) works perfectly with the software (MacOS).
Disclosure: the author owns 12 shares in Apple. With M1, things users do every day feel noticeably faster and smoother.
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The new M1 system-on-a-chip "leads to some impressive specs", Hans Mosesmann, a semiconductor analyst at Rosenblatt Securities, wrote in a note to investors.
Cook, who added that the Mac business grew by almost 30% last quarter, explained that more than half of buyers are "new" customers purchasing their first Mac computer. It also has faster wake-up times, an upgraded Retina Display and the longest battery life of its predecessors. It also features fan-free operation, meaning it is quiet at all times.
The new Mac Mini brings up to 3x faster CPU performance, and up to 6x better graphics.
The jewel in the Mac crown is the MacBook Pro, with the 13-inch version getting an upgrade to the M1 processor which provides for a staggering 20-hour battery life, 2.8-times speed improvement and five-times faster graphics. New studio-quality microphones and image processing should enhance Zoom calls too, which is great for 2020 and beyond.
Furthermore, Apple has removed its preferred solution, the Blackmagic eGPU, from the list of compatible accessories for the Mac mini, the MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro with Apple Silicon chips.