Those machines are now roundly thought to be some of the best Macs Apple has ever produced, and they’re certainly some of the most performant. None of it would have been possible if it wasn’t for the M1 arriving on November 10, 2020.
“When it comes to low-power silicon, M1 has the world’s fastest CPU core, the world’s fastest integrated graphics in a personal computer, and the amazing machine learning performance of the Apple Neural Engine,” Johny Srouji, head of the team that designs all of Apple’s custom chips, said via press release at the time. “With its unique combination of remarkable performance, powerful features, and incredible efficiency, M1 is by far the best chip we’ve ever created.”
Apple is now expected to bring Apple silicon to a new 27-inch iMac, while it’s surely only a matter of time before a Mac Pro comes, too.