Right now, Apple’s M1 Mac computers do not support Windows, which means that virtualization software like Parallels or dual booting tools like Boot Camp will not let Mac users run Windows. However, it seems that Apple isn’t completely closed to the idea of an M1 native version of Windows to make its way onto their new Macs.
Apple’s computers have typically never really been known for their gaming capabilities. While they do play games just fine, Mac users probably can’t really expect to run games at the same higher level settings that PC gamers can, so the question is, with the new M1 chips that ditches Intel and AMD, how will Apple’s computers handle games?
Apple made huge claims when they announced their new M1 chipset. While “impressive”, many initial reactions all suggested that these claims were rather vague as Apple did not really dive into specifics and showed off graphs and charts that did not really have any context, leading many to wonder if the new M1 chipsets could live up to the company’s claims.
With Apple taking a huge gamble and ditching Intel and its x86 processors, the company is really banking on developers to start developing apps that are native and optimized for their M1 chipsets. This is because without a solid ecosystem, no matter how powerful the chipsets are, no one would want to adopt them.
With the new M1 chipsets that Apple has introduced to its computer lineup, apart from the promise of high-performance, one of the things that really stood out during the presentation was Apple’s claims of insane battery life. The company touted anywhere between 15-20 hours on the new 13-inch MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.
While Macs aren’t exactly known for gaming, some developers do choose to create Mac versions of their games in addition to Windows. Blizzard is one those developers where the company has been known to create Mac versions of their games alongside Windows, and not just as an afterthought.
The reviews of Apple’s M1 computers are in and for the most part, they are extremely positive where many are praising the performance of these computers. However, one common thread that all these reviews have is that for now, there aren’t many apps that have been optimized for the new M1 chipset.
With Apple’s new M1 SoCs, Apple pretty much ditched using discrete GPUs that are found on some of their previous Mac models, like AMD. While we under that Apple wants to become more self-reliant, there is the question of how good Apple’s own GPUs are in the M1, and how it might hold up against the competition.
To help deal with the fact that there won’t be a ton of native M1 compatible apps available right out the gate, what Apple has done is reintroduce its Rosetta translation software, which comes in the form of Rosetta 2. Basically what this does is that it helps “translate” and emulates x86 apps so that they can run the new M1 chipset.
With every iOS and macOS update, it feels like Apple is one step closer to marrying the two operating systems, resulting in a series of devices that blend together the technology of the iPhones and Mac computers. With the launch of the M1 chipset, a chipset that’s based on the A-series found in the iPhone and iPad, it certainly feels that way.
Ever since Face ID was introduced to the iPhone, many have been wondering if the day could come that Apple might bring it to the Mac. After all, they did bring Touch ID to MacBook laptops, so why not Face ID, right? Now that the M1 MacBook laptops have been released, it seems that we could be one step closer.
Apple has made a lot of claims about the new M1 chipsets that they’re using in the new 13-inch MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. We have no idea how they’ll perform in real-world tests, but benchmarks have shown that they are crazy powerful and even beat out Apple’s own Intel Core-i9 16-inch MacBook Pro.
Apple has announced that its next major update to its macOS operating system, Big Sur, is now available for the general public. For the most part, it is a rather typical update with various improvements and new features, but what makes this version of macOS so important is that it is the first macOS to support the new Apple M1 chipsets.
Apple made some pretty bold claims when they announced their new M1-powered MacBook laptops. These claims were rather vague and left many wondering what Apple meant when they said that it outperforms other computers. While we’re eagerly anticipating the reviews of these laptops, it appears that benchmarks could have validated some of Apple’s claims.