|13″ MacBook Pro||$1095|
|MacOS||11 (Big Sur) will support MacOS 12 when released|
|Processor||Apple M1 (APL1102)|
|Storage||256 GB flash storage|
|Camera||720p FaceTime HD camera|
|Wi-Fi||802.11ax Wi-Fi 6|
|Apple Limited Warranty||Through January 1st, 2022|
|Original Retail Price||$1299.00|
|On November 10, 2020, Apple announced a next-generation two-port 13-inch MacBook Pro with an Apple-designed M1 processor, launched alongside an updated MacBook Air and Mac mini as the first Macs with Apple’s new line of custom ARM-based Apple silicon processors. The Apple silicon MacBook Pro retains the previous generation’s form factor while adding support for Wi-Fi 6, USB4, and 6K output to run the Pro Display XDR. The number of supported external displays was reduced to one, as the previous-generation Intel-based model supported two 4K displays. The FaceTime camera remains 720p but Apple advertises an improved image signal processor for higher quality video. It is still sold alongside the previous-generation 16-inch and four-port 13-inch MacBook Pro.|
|Apple Tag Line||All systems Pro.|
|With blazing speeds, Apple’s new M1 processor is the future. This machine is perfect for anyone looking to have the next generation technology today.|
The M1 is the first Apple-designed System on a Chip (SoC) that’s been developed for use in Macs. It marks Apple’s transition away from the Intel chips that the Cupertino company has been using in Macs since 2006.
As a “System on a Chip,” the M1 integrates several different components, including the CPU, GPU, unified memory architecture (RAM), Neural Engine, Secure Enclave, SSD controller, image signal processor, encode/decode engines, Thunderbolt controller with USB 4 support, and more, all of which power the different features in the Mac.Prior to now, Macs have used multiple chips for CPU, I/O, and security, but Apple’s effort tointegrate these chips is the reason why the M1 is so much faster and more efficient than prior Intel chips. The unified memory architecture that Apple has included is also a major factor because all of the technologies in the M1 are able to access the same data without having to swap between multiple pools of memory.
Unlike Intel chips built on the x86 architecture, the Apple Silicon M1 uses an Arm-based architecture much like the A-series chips that Apple has been designing for iPhones and iPads for years now.
The M1 chip is the most powerful chip that Apple has created to date, and it is similar to the A14 chip in the latest iPhone and iPad Air models.