Apple is expected to launch a new iMac in the near future that will be powered by its M1 chipset. However, a YouTuber by the name of Luke Miani could have beaten Apple to the punch by launching the world’s first iMac powered by an Apple Silicon chipset. How, you ask? By transplanting an M1 Mac mini into an old iMac.
In order to help users transition from Intel to M1 based Mac computers, Apple introduced its Rosetta 2 translation software that basically allows x86 apps to run on its M1 computers. However, according to a report from developer Steve Moser, it appears that in the upcoming macOS 11.3 update, it could remove Rosetta 2 from M1 Macs.
For Apple’s iOS devices like the iPhone and iPad, the company uses its A-series of chipsets. This has been that way for years now, but apparently with the upcoming iPad Pro refresh, that could change. This is according to a video from Mark Gurman over at Bloomberg who hinted at a processor change for the iPad Pro refresh.
To help combat the lack of native apps available for the M1 platform, Apple has allowed M1 Mac users to download iOS apps assuming that the developer has made the option available for their app. However, it seems that some users are encountering issues with this where they are unable to download iOS apps from the Mac App Store.
With Apple slowly updating its Mac computers and introducing new Apple Silicon powered variants, it did not come as a surprise to learn that Apple could be planning something similar for the Mac Pro as well. We heard rumors that the use of the Apple Silicon meant that Apple could shrink down the computer.
One of the main reasons people choose SSDs over regular HDDs apart from speed is durability. This is because unlike regular HDDs that rely on spinning platters, SSDs have no moving components which means that technically, they should last longer than regular HDDs, but that might not be the case for Apple’s M1 computers.
Apple’s M1 Mac mini can be thought of as the company’s first M1 powered desktop computer. However, it’s not necessarily a complete system as you would need to provide your own monitor, but now it seems that some M1 Mac mini users are experiencing some weird display glitches when they do.
With Apple’s new M1 chipsets, many professionals are wondering how it holds up compared to Intel’s processors. After all, Intel has been more or less the industry standard for a while, and changing to a brand new platform could have the potential to negatively impact a professional’s workflow.
Apple’s M1 chipset is relatively new and as such, it could be considered “safe” from malware, or at least that’s what we thought. According to security researcher Patrick Wardle, it seems that he has discovered that there are at least two different strains of malware that are targeting the M1 chipset.
Apple’s M1 chipset was used in some of last year’s Mac computers. We expect that the company will most likely introduce a new version this year, kind of like how they’ve been doing with the iPhone and iPad’s A-series chipsets, but what could the new model be? What kind of specs are we talking about?
When Apple’s M1 Mac computers were launched, many were quick to run the computer through its paces to see whether or not the new M1 chipsets could deliver as promised. To everyone’s delight, Apple’s M1 chipset not only delivered, but in some instances seemed to perform better than advertised.
One of the upsides of buying into Apple’s ecosystem is that you can sync your devices across the board, copy items from one device and paste it into another, and so on. However, if you happen to own an iPhone or iPad and an M1 Mac computer, you might want to hold off on syncing your devices for now.
If you’re one of the early adopters of Apple’s new M1 Mac computers, you might be interested to learn that NVIDIA has recently updated its GeForce Now game streaming app where it will now be officially supported on the M1 chipset.
Not a fan of Apple’s macOS operating system but like the new M1 hardware that accompanies it? Then maybe installing a different operating system could be the answer, and no, we’re not talking about Windows. Thanks to the team at Corellium, it appears that they have managed to get Linux up and running on the M1 powered Mac mini.
Thanks to the Rosetta 2 translation software, Apple’s M1-powered Macs can run x86 based software. Obviously having native software would be ideal, but at the same time, we suppose we’ll have to give developers more time to create native M1 apps. That being said, it seems that some are wasting no time in doing so.
For a while now, we have been hearing rumors that Apple could finally give the iMac a brand new design. While there’s nothing wrong with the new design, it does feel a bit dated, especially with the massive bezels and the huge chin at the bottom. The good news, for those who are a bit sick of this design, is that Apple will be making some drastic changes soon.
To help deal with the initial shortage of native apps developed for the M1 chipset, Apple has allowed users to install iOS apps on M1 Mac computers. Even though iOS apps aren’t necessarily optimized for laptops or computers, it still helps to fill a void, even if it is temporary.
Apple is expected to make a transition away from Intel to its M1 chipsets over the next year or so. We’ve already seen that happen with the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro and Mac mini, but what about Apple’s higher-end computers, like the Mac Pro? It turns out that Apple might have a slightly different approach with that.
Now that Apple has given its MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini the M1 chipset, this leaves the iMac, iMac Pro, and Mac Pro. While we can’t speak for the latter two devices, it seems that the iMac could be getting an M1 refresh in the near future, or at least that’s what leakster L0vetodream seems to imply.
Apple’s iPads typically use the same A-series of chipsets that the iPhone uses, except with some tweaks that make it slightly more powerful. However, it seems that in the future moving forwards, Apple’s iPads could get a massive boost in performance as they might end up using the M-series chipsets that Apple is using for their ARM-based Mac computers.