Apple announced a variety of new products and services in their Spring Loaded event that live-streamed on Wednesday. It was their first event of 2021, and after they introduced their M1 chip last year, there was a lot to be expected of them this week.
Apple introduced their new iMac, iPad, Air Tags, 4K TV and Apple remote, and more at the event.
They have claimed their M1 chip has beat industry performance, battery life, and more. Their new iMac and iPads announced yesterday both run on these new chips. What’s so great about Apple’s M1 chips?
They have challenged the rest of the industry by creating a processor that doesn’t rely on Intel processors anymore, like Window’s devices and many other devices do. The innovative design will greatly increase efficiency, performance, and battery life.
What’s the Catch?
Apple’s new iMac is packed full of performance and style, and being offered in multiple different colors. The downside is there are only two RAM options, 8GB and 16GB, and it is not expandable. There have been many reports regarding certain peripheral devices such as webcams and microphones facing issues on Apple’s new iPads and iMacs.
Due to the design of the M1, RAM cannot be upgraded, however, the performance of the processor, it requires software to do more work than the computer, but this also means software is going to have to play catch up with Apple’s new hardware design.
There is a list of software that is known to NOT be compatible with the M1 chips, so it’s important to keep this in mind if you’re in the market for a new device.
The website IsAppleSiliconReady.com shares which software is compatible and which isn’t which will be a great tool to determine the best product for you based on the software you need to do your job.