Apple says its new M1 Mac chip delivers better speed, battery life



Apple's new Macs will use the company's M1 processor.

Apple’s new Macs use a chip package combining the company’s M1 processor brains, left, with two memory modules, right.


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Apple’s next-generation Macs will use a new chip called the M1, a big brother to the A14 chips in its iPhone 12, that Apple says will bring new power and battery life to its personal computers. The same M1 chip now powers new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac Mini models.

The company’s goal with the chip is to achieve “industry leading performance and features while relentlessly focusing on performance efficiency,” Johny Srouji, Apple’s senior vice president of hardware technologies, said at an Apple launch event Tuesday. The new Macs will be joined by higher-end models in the next two years as Apple gradually ejects Intel from its personal computers.


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