Apple says the 5-nanometer M1 chip supports Thunderbolt and USB 4 support, and boasts the world’s fastest integrated graphics with a 16-core Neural Engine that can process 11 trillion operations per second.
The new MacBook Pro continues Apple’s transition away from Intel processors in Macs. Back in June, Apple revealed its plans to begin using its own custom Apple Silicon processors in Macs, promising industry-leading performance per watt. At the time, Apple said that the transition would take about two years to be completed.
In the interim, Apple teased new Intel-based Macs in development, including an updated 27-inch iMac released in August. Apple said that it will continue to support and release new versions of macOS for Intel-based Macs for years to come.
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