Apple is now selling more M1-based than Intel-based computers

Posted on Thursday, Apr 22 2021 @ 09:38 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
For me, the most exciting hardware launch of 2020 was the introduction of Apple's M1 SoC. For the first time ever, a company succeeded in creating a processor capable of delivering both high-performance and almost zero heat production, resulting in fast and totally noise-free laptops like the MacBook Air M1.

The M1 was launched in November and it's now already accounting for the majority of Apple computer sales. During this week's Spring Loaded event, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed the firm is shipping more M1-based computers than systems with Intel's x86 processors. Cook said Apple's four M1-powered Macs now outperform the five remaining Intel-based series.
Cook made the remarks during Apple's "Spring Loaded" event yesterday, where it introduced a completely redesigned 24-inch iMac powered by the M1 Apple silicon chip. Cook says that the ?M1? and Apple silicon "isn't just an upgrade, but a breakthrough," while touting Mac's industry-leading customer satisfaction.
Sometime next year, Apple's transition to its in-house Apple Silicon should be complete. At the moment, the M1 is the only processor offered by the Cupertino-based company. It's basically the entry-level option for Apple computers, later this year the firm is expected to reveal more powerful versions that will be adopted by the MacBook Pro and the Mac Pro computers.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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