MacBook Air 13-inch MacBook Pro new Mac Mini unveiled: Everything You Need To Know About Apple computers debuting the M1 chip: Apple promised that its own chip computers would arrive before the end of the year, and has fulfilled.

The new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro (from 13 inches) and Mac Mini will go on sale next Tuesday, November 17, and the main novelty in the 3 devices is that they will be the first to be assembled with the new M1, the chip with ARM architecture that Apple has just announced.

All models compatible with macOS Big Sur, Apple's new operating system that will be released on November 12

If you chose to get a MacBook this 2020 it is very likely that you are pulling your hairs right now. In March came the MacBook Air 2020 and weeks later a new MacBook Pro whose main update was a keyboard change.

Now Apple has met the expectations of many who thought they would only announce a new MacBook Pro. He has not stayed there: he has made a whole media rollout to explain why his new M1 chip is so powerful and has announced that it will already come assembled on a new 13-inch MacBook Pro, on a new MacBook Air and on a new Mac Mini.

The assembly of the new Apple chip, as well as the launch of Big Sur, the new version of MacOS that comes out this week, makes these three devices three serious bets of Apple in the face of the Christmas market.

MacBook Air 13-inch MacBook Pro new Mac Mini unveiled

Beyond: Apple itself has measured the performance of its devices with its previous models or with the most cutting-edge Windows computers with Intel i7 as a processor: the company with which until this same year it maintained agreements to assemble its semiconductors on Macs.

These are the new computers that Apple has announced this Tuesday.

MacBook Air

Apple's lightest laptop will have on the market a new model with the brand new M1 from next Tuesday. It will be, in the words of representatives of the company, faster than 98% of the laptops in its range that were sold last year.

The main novelties are integrated by its processor. The M1 improves up to 5 times the graphic performance of the new Air over its immediately previous models. As for Neural Engine, Apple'S AI technology integrated into the new semiconductor, it will allow the Air to be up to 9 times faster in its machine learning.

In particular, thanks to the M1:

  • Processing is 3.5 times faster thanks to its 8-core CPU.
  • Graphics performance is 5x higher thanks to its 8-core GPU.
  • Machine learning is 9X faster.
  • SSD performance is 2x faster thanks to the processor storage controller.

Another of the possibilities that opens the new M1 in the new MacBook Air is precisely the battery management. The possibility of having a more efficient consumption by the processor opens the door to the battery being extended up to 15 hours —if the user is browsing the internet —or up to 18 hours—if what the user is doing is watching videos -. 6 hours more battery.

It goes on sale from the 1, 129 euros, although it will be possible to decide whether to opt for more storage on the SSD, from 256 or 512 GB.

MacBook Pro

Apple already announced a new 13-inch MacBook Pro this year that included the Magic Keyboad. If you bought it, you're probably pulling your hair out now: Apple has just announced a new model that —this one does— will assemble the M1.

The 8-core processor that integrates the new chip will allow the computer to be up to 2.8 times faster than its previous models, taking into account the computer's cooling system. The graphics processor also enjoys 5 times higher performance.

As for the machine learning that Apple's Neural Engine guarantees, this will be up to 11 times higher than the previous MacBook Pro. Apple also boasts that the device will enjoy the longest battery life in the history of its products: up to 17 hours browsing the internet or 20 hours watching videos.

  • The performance is a 2,8 superior thanks to its 8-core processor and cooling system.
  • Graphics performance, 5 times higher thanks to its 8-core GPU.
  • Machine learning, 11 times faster.

It will also be available from next Tuesday and its price will start from the 1, 449 euros.

Mac Mini

The M1 will also be available on Apple's smallest desktop computer. Thanks to the new chip, the graphics processor will be able to multiply its speed by three; and the graphics, by six. Machine learning will be accelerated up to 15 times thanks to the integration of Neural Engine within the 5-nanometer M1.

In addition to the improvements that its new chip, M1, integrates, the new Mac Mini will be compatible with WiFi 6 and will remain silent. In addition, it will not be heated either thanks to the thermal design that has been explicitly developed for the device.

  • The performance of the Mac Mini is 3 times higher than the immediately previous model thanks to the 8-core CPU.
  • In graphics, performance increases up to 6 times thanks to the 8-core GPU.
  • Machine learning is triggered by improving its performance up to 15 times.
  • Apple argues that it will be up to 5 times faster than computers with the latest version of Windows 10 and Intel Core i7.

Available from November 17 from 799 euros.

MacBook Air 13-inch MacBook Pro new Mac Mini unveiled

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All models compatible with macOS Big Sur, Apple's new operating system that will be released on November 12

Under the claim of one more thing, the iconic phrase with which Steve Jobs announced his great products at the end of each presentation, Apple crowned its first half of 2020 with one of the most groundbreaking announcements in its history: the M1 chip, the break of its historic agreement with Intel, the bet on ARM architecture and, of course, clear the unknown around macOS Big Sur. Now the doubts have been cleared.

After a good number of betas and the release of the RC version for developers, Tim Cook's have confirmed November 12 as the official date on which the new version of their desktop operating system will be available to all audiences.

The CEO of Apple, who had already sung the One more thing on occasion, has honored the reputation of the appointment to mark the market of the first Apple computers with a processor created in Cupertino. With them, this puts an end to a wait that in this 2020 has been longer than the predictions said.

Since its announcement last June, speculation around macOS Big Sur has danced from its availability to the Apple models it will support, but doubts are already cleared. As the multinational has confirmed, the complete list of Macs compatible with the latest version of the operating system will be grouped, in some cases, until the year 2013.

Thus, Big Sur can be updated on all MacBook from 2015 or later, MackBook Air from 2013 onwards and MacBook Pro from late 2013 and later. As for the desktop, it will also be available for all versions of Mac Mini from 2014 to the present day, the iMac from 2014, iMac Pro from 2017 and Mac Pro from 2013 and 2019.

To the list we must add, logically, all the new Mac models with Apple Silicon presented today during the event, covering a range of more than 7 years between the oldest and the most modern model that can support the new operating system.

Among its main novelties, macOS Big Sur will include changes in the interface and architecture of the system, since it will be the central axis of the new Apple ecosystem, and will represent a new step towards the unification of the range with its own processors; in this case, the M1 chip revealed this same Tuesday.

As expected, the new operating system will remain completely free and can be installed through the Mac App Store, and will have a download size that will depend largely on the computer on which it will be installed.

A system adapted to the new architecture

macOS Big Sur is designed to take full advantage of the full capacity and power of the new M1 chip, offering a huge performance boost, longer battery life and more powerful security measures than in previous versions, as well as improving the overall efficiency of the cluster.

As the company has indicated, both the system and the new chips "will allow users to do each action more quickly [...] and run a greater range of applications than ever before in history", all in Apple's unitary software that will allow greater app crossings between iPhone, iPad and Mac.

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