Apple has claimed in a new interview that the M1 MacBook battery life was so good that they initially thought the battery indicator was buggy and did not respond as the remaining life dropped.
The claim is made by Apple, which markets Vice President Bob Borchers, who also suggests that future generations of Apple Silicon may be good enough to turn Macs into gaming machines …
Borchers spoke Tom’s Guide, after the site’s own tests came very close to matching Apple’s claimed wireless web browsing battery life of 17 hours.
The most striking thing about the M1is the battery life. For example, the MacBook Pro lasted an astonishing 16 hours and 25 minutes in our web browsing test. The previous Intel model lasted 10:21. That’s a huge difference, and this increase caused more than a double shot within Apple.
“When we saw the first system and then you sat there and played with it for a few hours and the battery did not move, we thought ‘Oh man, it’s a bug, the battery indicator is broken,'” said Bob Borchers, VP for worldwide product marketing for Apple. “And then Tim laughs in the background, ‘No, that’s how it should be,’ and that was pretty phenomenal.”
Borchers said the real achievement was hitting this kind of life along with performance that was good enough for Intel apps to run smoothly under Rosetta 2.
“We started a small project years before we started transferring Silicon to try and make sure we could actually deliver the second generation of Rosetta in a way that allowed us to do this seamlessly,” Miles said. “And we think that was a big part of the transition story … everything worked out as expected.”
While M1 Macs leave Windows machines with the most comparable prices in the dust when it comes to performance, there is one area where the position is reversed: gaming. Borchers suggested that this may not remain the case for future generations of Apple Silicon.
As rumors swirl around a future M1X chip for the MacBook Pro 2021 and a possible M2 chip for the 2022 MacBook Air, Apple sees big things ahead for Apple Silicon, both in terms of achieving new designs and perhaps appealing to the most demanding audience. of all – players. After all, many of the engineers who build Apple chips are gamers themselves.
“Of course you can imagine some of the GPU people’s pride and imagine, ‘Hey, it would not be good if it hit a wider set of these really intense gamers,'” Milet said. “It is a natural place to look after us, to work closely with our Metal team and our Developer team. We love the challenge. ”
Tom’s Guide named the M1 chip a Hero award winner.
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