Apple says new Arm-based M1 chip offers the 'longest battery life ever in a Mac'
Apple has introduced the new M1 chip that will power its new generation of Arm-based Macs. It's a 5nm processor, just like the A14 Bionic powering its latest iPhones, but it's the first that Apple has designed specifically for the Mac.
The biggest difference between the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro is a fan
It's always been a little bit weird that Apple would sell both a 13-inch MacBook Air and a 13-inch MacBook Pro simultaneously, but perhaps never more than today - because Apple's new $999 and $1,299 laptops are nearly identical if you look beyond the differently curved frame.
Apple MacBook Air with M1 review: new chip, no problem
Apple has released a new MacBook Air with its own processor inside, the Arm-based M1 chip. It makes this laptop very fast and runs Intel apps without any significant problems. It also has very good battery life but a bad webcam.
Apple MacBook Pro with M1 review: flexing Arm
Apple's new MacBook Pro 13 is one of the first three Macs with an Apple Silicon processor: the new Arm-based M1. It shares a lot in common with the lower-cost Air, and the few advantages it has don't quite justify its higher asking price.
Apple is astonishingly confident in its new M1 Mac processors
Apple's big Mac event delivered three new computers - a new MacBook Air, a new entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro, and a new Mac mini. But really, it delivered one thing that those three computers have in common: the M1 chip.
Here's how to run any iOS app you own on Apple's new M1 Macs
Although it's not an officially approved method, you can run any iPhone or iPad app you've purchased or downloaded on an M1-based Mac. It's buggy, but we've successfully run Instagram, Dark Sky, Spotify, Netflix, and Gmail on a MacBook Air.