(Pocket-Lint) – Apple Plus Silicon Event got a new platform for the Mac – as expected – as well as a new MBQbook Air and MBKbook Pro13, again as expected. There was also a Mac Mini that we didn’t expect, although we had to give the developers the announced development units in June, they were Mini Minis.
But one thing stood out for me – the lack of a killer feature for the new Mac itself. The eight-core M1 chip is on the cutting edge of the ARM-based mobile computing chip design and has lagged behind the technical capabilities. But it also enables us to have features that we have also seen on the iPad Pro on the Mac.
We were really surprised, for example, there is no Face ID or ESIM support, maybe even 5G option for air. And although touch would always be impossible, it should be possible now. It seems that the stubbornness to get in touch on Mac will continue – because moving versions from version 10 to 11 was a great opportunity to finally break with this tradition and change what it means to be a Mac – finally, but a little bit in the exterior design. Has changed.
Because what I really want is an iPad Pro-type device but the iPod has more MacOS on it than iPadOS to give you the ease of full desktop use when you want mobility while you’re running. And that could really happen where the new Mook Kabuk Air-style device could go.
Instead, Apple has appealed to potential buyers of the Air with the M1, faster graphics and faster SSD thanks to the faster SSD – always welcome, longer battery life – again a great advantage of ARM based chips and the fanless design for the MB Kabuk Air – super welcome.
Indeed, like the last Pay Generation, the Air Entry-Level M seems to be a better purchase than the Book Pro. Up to 15 hours of wireless web browsing and up to 18 hours of video playback, is very impressive for Air, with Pro also offering an extra two hours. And the startup chime is back which is a great little feature that we are welcoming.
Of course, when it comes to evaluating the suitability of these machines it will be about all the applications and their compatibility with the new M1 chip. It is believed that with the Adobe Creative Suite apps for Apple Pal Silicon coming soon, it could be that we’ve seen big names dive straight in. But can the Rosetta 2 really do paper on app compatibility? And the limit of Apple Plus Silicon on RAM also appears n – capped at 16GB – which will also disappoint some MacBook Pro 13 buyers.
Despite this unfamiliarity, we are sure that Apple will sell oddles of these new machines. It is sure to be an interesting few months for new users to discover how Apple adapts to Silicone Max.
We hope Apple has more interesting sleeveless hardware in its sleeve by 2021. Because it certainly looks like the Apple Pul could be more boulder today – a radical processor modification demanded the Radical Max.
Written by Dan Garbham.
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