Apple had the world waiting on what today’s new surprise would bring. Today during the tech giant’s “One More Thing” event, Apple unveiled an in-house developed chipset named Apple M1. This is Apple’s response to removing the Intel-provided architecture CPUs that have been housed in its Mac computers.
The 2020 MacBook Air will carry the M1 chip that will contain eight CPU cores, seven GPU cores and 16 neural engine cores. The body features a silent fan-less design. Apple also unveiled the Mac Mini desktop computer with M1 upgrades for the home.
Finally, the event closed with the announcement of the M1-enabled MacBook Pro. The MacBook Pro will get similar features as the MacBook Air, but will be equipped with performance features associated with the “Pro” terminology. The M1 arrives on the Pro with eight processing cores and 16 neural engine cores.
The M1 MacBook Air, Mac Mini, and MacBook Pro 13” are all currently available to order now, with units beginning to be shipped out starting November 17th. Mac OS Big Sur will release on November 12th.