Apple, after hosting two online events to introduce its hardware products, has now launched the 'one more thing' before 2020 ends. This time, we have got the new ARM-based new MacBooks with Apple Silicon, marking the Cupertino tech major's switch from Intel chips for MacBooks to its in-house chips this year. Read on to know more about what all got launched as part of the 'One More Thing' event.
After announcing its transition to its own Mac chipsets, Apple has now announced the first chip for the Mac devices -- the M1 chipset. Based on 5nm nanotechnology, Apple M1 comes with 8-core high-performance CPU for high performance with the use of less power, along with 8 GPU cores. It supports Neural Engine, advanced image signal processor, and Secure Enclave for security and privacy.
The Apple M1 chip works closely with the recent macOS 11 Big Sur for better performance, better gaming, advanced security, and optimised apps. There is also support for universal apps for compatibility with ARM-based and Intel-based Macs.
Apple Silicon-powered MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac Mini
The company has announced the new 13.3-inch MacBook Air with the first-ever Mac chipset M1. It delivers up to 5 times faster graphic performance, around 3.5 times faster CPU, and is up to 3 times faster than the latest Windows laptop in the market. The lightweight Apple laptop comes with a silent, fanless design. It gets up to 9 times faster neural engine performance It supports a bright Retina display with a screen resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels, up to 16GB of RAM, up to 2TB of SSD storage, Secure Enclave. FaceTime HD camera, 3-mic array, and Touch ID. It supports Magic keyboard and up to 18 hours of battery life, which is the longest on a MacBook Air, Thunderbolt / USB 4, and Wi-Fi 6.
It is priced at Rs. 92,900 for 8GB RAM/256GB of SSD storage, Rs. 1,12,900 for 8GB RAM/512GB of SSD storage, Rs. 1,32,900 for 8GB RAM/1TB of SSD storage, Rs. 1,72,900 for 8GB RAM/2TB of SSD storage, Rs. 1,12,900 for 16GB RAM/256GB of SSD storage, Rs. 1,32,900 for 16GB RAM/512GB of SSD storage, Rs. 1,52,900 for 16GB RAM/1TB of SSD storage, and Rs. 1,92,900 for 16GB RAM/2TB of SSD storage. It will be available to buy, starting November 17 in Space Grey and Silver colours.
There is also the introduction of the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro, which is touted as the World's fastest. It delivers up to 20 hours of battery life for the fastest battery performance ever. It comes with Studio-quality mics, active cooling system. It comes with 11x faster machine learning performance. It sports Retina display with True Tone tech, FaceTime HD camera, Touch ID, 3-mic array, Magix keyboard, Thunderbolt / USB 4, and Wi-Fi 6.
The new MacBook Pro is priced at Rs. 1,42,900 (8GB/512GB), Rs. 1,62,900 (8GB/1TB), Rs. 2,02,900 (8GB/2TB), Rs. 1,62,900 (16GB/512GB), Rs. 1,82,900 (16GB/1TB), and Rs. 2,22,900 (16GB/2TB). It will be available in Space Grey and SIlver colour options, starting November 17.
Apple has also launched the Mac Mini is powered by the Apple M1 and comes with 3x faster CPU, 6x faster GPU 5x faster performance than the completion, and up to 15x faster machine learning performance. With 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU, the Mac Mini also gets support for iPad/iOS apps, compact design, Thunderbolt / USB 4, and Wi-Fi 6. It is priced at Rs. 64,900 (8GB/256GB), Rs. 84,900 (8GB/512GB), Rs. 1,04,900 (8GB/1TB), Rs. 1,44,900 (8GB/2TB), Rs. 84,900 (16GB/256GB), Rs. 1,04,900 (16GB/512GB), Rs. 1,24,900 (16GB/1TB), and Rs. 1,64,900 (16GB/2TB). It will also be available to buy, starting November 17.
Additionally, macOS 11 Big Sur will be available for users from next week.