The era of the all-new Apple Silicon Mac has arrived. The first line of new Apple M1-powered hardware—the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini are now available for order on Malaysian shores, starting from MYR2,999. Promising amazing performance, efficiency, and battery life (for the MacBooks), the new Mac hardware has stirred plenty of buzz in the Mac-dom and tech industry alike.
It’s officially here. Apple’s little M1 chip is a big deal. First, signalling Apple’s baby steps in its two-year transition to ARM-based Apple Silicon. Second, bringing the biggest leap in performance and efficiency ever for the Mac, built on cutting-edge 5nm process technology and packing 16 billion transistors. And this… is just the beginning.
The rumours are true. Apple is making the massive transition from Intel architecture to its custom-designed ARM chips across all its hardware products. You can expect to see the first Apple Silicon Macs in the market by end of the year. But guess what, there’s already a Mac mini with an Apple A12Z Bionic chip.
Mark this date: 23 June 2020. In one of four seismic shifts in its colourful history, Apple announced at Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC20) that it will transition the Mac to its own ARM-based silicon. The first Mac with Apple silicon is expected to ship out by end of the year and Apple has quoted a two-year timeline for a full transition. Apple still has new Intel-based Macs in development.