Last updated: Jun 09, 2023, 5:48 PM IST
The new era for Apple started when the first generation M1 chipset was rolled out a few years ago. The new chipset showed everyone that Apple is ready to end its association with Intel and focus on the Mac hardware internally. Now that change is finally complete with the launch of the new M-series Mac Pro earlier this week.
Apple has effectively said goodbye to Intel and its Core chipsets that have been the backbone of Apple Mac systems for over a decade. If you browse Apple’s Mac catalog today, you’ll see that all models from the MacBook Air to the high-end Mac Pro now use first or second-generation Apple M-series silicone.
Tim Cook, CEO, Apple had talked about upgrading its products to the M-series in a short amount of time, but even Intel may not have foreseen the changes, about three years after the first M-series chip was announced with the MacBook Air .
Apple has shown that tighter controls over hardware and software can pay rich dividends, and the best example to prove its case is iPhones, where the company has used its A-series chips since the beginning. After all, Apple couldn’t have given you iPhone camera support on the Mac if it was still running on the Intel chips.
Bringing the M-series chip has shown us that Apple has surpassed upgrading the Mac hardware, not only with its performance boost, but also with excellent battery values. Apple also showed us that Intel was way behind in PC chipset technology and it felt like the Cupertino-based giant had had enough of the partnership and decided to take matters into its own hands.
Coming back to the Intel-powered Macs, Apple hasn’t said what will happen to these devices, will they continue to receive OS updates for a few more years, or has Apple shifted its support systems for the M-series Mac entirely.
Anyway, we suggest that if any of you are still using the Mac with Intel SoC, it might be time to move to the M-series Macs, starting with the MacBook Air M1 to make sure that the product continues to receive official updates from the company.