What’s All the Buzz Around Apple Silicon

The reason Apple ditched Intel and decided to make its own chips for the Mac

Photo by Tianyi Ma on Unsplash

The Intel Affair

Apple A-series chips used on the iPhone and iPad. Since 2010, Apple claims to have achieved a 100-fold increase in performance. Source: WWDC 2020 keynote

What is the “Apple Silicon”?

The Apple Silicon SoC. Source: WWDC 2020 keynote

What is an ARM-based chip?

Why is Apple moving away from high-performance chips?

Apple claims to have found the sweet spot between performance and power consumption. Source: Apple WWDC 2020 Keynote
Autodesk Maya running on Apple Silicon. Source: WWDC 2020 keynote

What other benefits apart from performance and power?

Will old software run on the new Mac?

When can you expect these new Macs?

Finally, the question in many of our minds: Will the new Macs be more expensive?

freelance technology writer | sarveshmathi.com

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store