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Last week, Apple made industry news by announcing new Mac products based upon the company’s new Apple Silicon M1 SoC chip, marking the first move of a planned 2-year roadmap to transition over from Intel-based x86 CPUs to the company’s own in-house designed microprocessors running on the Arm instruction set. Since a few days, we’ve been able to get our hands on one of the first Apple Silicon M1 devices: the new Mac mini 2020 edition. While in our analysis article last week we had based our numbers on the A14, this time around we’ve measured the real performance on the actual new higher-power design. We haven’t had much time, but we’ll be bringing you the key datapoints relevant to the new Apple Silicon M1.

Apple Intros First Three ‘Apple Silicon’ Macs: Late 2020 MacBook Air, 13-Inch MacBook Pro, & Mac Mini

As previously announced by Apple this summer, the company is embarking on a major transition within its Mac product lineup. After almost a decade and a half of relying...

47 by Ryan Smith on 11/10/2020

Apple Announces Event for November 10th: Arm-Based Macs Expected

We don’t normally publish news posts about Apple sending out RSVPs for product launch events, but this one should be especially interesting. This morning Apple has sent notice that they’re...

67 by Ryan Smith on 11/2/2020

Apple Launches New 13" MacBook Pro: 10th Gen Ice Lake and New Scissor Keyboard

Today Apple is releasing new revamped versions of its 13” MacBook Pro line-up, most notably updating the series with the new scissor-switch style Magic Keyboard, as well as giving...

85 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/4/2020

Want a $50k Mac Pro Cheese Grater? Get a $60 PC Cheese Grater!

One of the more bemusing aspects of 2019 was the launch of the new Mac Pro. Powered by Intel’s Xeon W CPUs, it offered a range of options such...

60 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/14/2020

Apple’s Entry-Level 13-Inch MacBook Pro Gets Quad-Core CPU & Touch Bar

Apple on Tuesday introduced a new version of its entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro notebook, which has not seen an update since mid-2017. The new model continues to feature the...

40 by Anton Shilov on 7/9/2019

The OWC Aura Pro X2 SSD Review: An NVMe Upgrade For Older Macs

Apple was an early adopter of PCIe SSDs, introducing them in 2013 when the NVMe specification was still in its infancy and before any M.2 NVMe hardware was available...

30 by Billy Tallis on 6/5/2019

Apple Announces 2018 MacBook Air: Entry-Level Laptop Gets Essential Refresh

This morning at a keynote in New York City, Apple took the wraps off of their latest notebook update, the 2018 MacBook Air. The entry-level member of Apple’s laptop...

75 by Ryan Smith on 10/30/2018

Apple Updates MacBook Pro Family for 2018: More CPU Cores, DDR4, & Same Form Factors

A surprising no-show at this year’s Apple World Wide Developer’s Conference was any kind of hardware refresh for Apple’s Mac products. While WWDC is first and foremost a software...

104 by Ryan Smith on 7/12/2018

Bringing Vulkan to Apple's Platforms: Khronos Group Announces Open Source MoltenVK 1.0 & SDKs

One of the unfortunate outcomes of Apple's desire to build their own top-to-bottom software ecosystems is that the company has gradually pulled away from supporting common APIs, particularly in...

21 by Nate Oh on 2/26/2018

Apple Announces Q1 FY 2018 Earnings

This afternoon Apple announced their earnings, and for the quarter, they had record revenues of $88.293 billion, which is up 13% from the same quarter a year ago. Margins...

13 by Brett Howse on 2/1/2018

Apple Refreshes Mac Laptops: Pro, Vanilla, & Air All Get New CPUs

Today at their annual Worldwide Developer Conference, the company announced a slew of hardware updates for their entire range of laptops. Every last laptop, from the mighty MacBook Pro...

53 by Ryan Smith on 6/5/2017

Apple "Hello Again" 2016 Event Live Blog

We're here ready to go for another set of Apple Announcements!

110 by Ryan Smith & Ian Cutress on 10/27/2016

A First Look At Apple's macOS Sierra

As with past years, Apple's WWDC 2016 keynote showcased the upcoming updates to Apple's operating systems and developer tools. It's hard to believe that iOS is now on its...

81 by Brandon Chester on 7/13/2016

Apple Opens The macOS Sierra Public Beta

macOS Sierra was announced at this year's WWDC, and by this point it's now on its second beta release for developers. Today Apple is making a beta version of...

15 by Brandon Chester on 7/7/2016

Apple Announces macOS Sierra: Siri, Better iOS Convergence, New Metal Features, & More

With Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) in full swing, as part of the company’s annual festivities they have unveiled the next version of their venerable Macintosh operating system...

32 by Ryan Smith on 6/14/2016

Apple Announces Q2 Fiscal Year 2016 Results: iPhone Sales Slowed But Services Gain

This afternoon, Apple released their Q2 earnings for fiscal year 2016, which ended on March 26. The company saw revenues decline for the first time since Q1 2003, according...

41 by Brett Howse on 4/26/2016

Apple Recalls "Duckhead" Power Adapters for Select Mac Laptops and iPads

Apple has announced today that they are recalling AC wall plug adapters for its MacBook laptops and iPads in select countries. The issue stems from a design flaw that...

25 by Anton Shilov on 1/28/2016

Apple Reports Q1 FY 2016 Results: Record Revenue Despite Flat iPhone Sales

Today Apple announced their quarter 1 earnings, and once again Apple had record revenue of $75.9 billion, and a record quarterly profit of $18.4 billion. Revenue is up 2%...

18 by Brett Howse on 1/26/2016

Apple Open Sources The Swift Programming Language

Back in June at WWDC 2015 Apple surprised a number of people by announcing that they would be making their Swift programming language open source in the near future...

70 by Brandon Chester on 12/3/2015

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