Getting started with the Apple M1 computer: a far-than-expected start, a quiet change

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As of today, Apple has released 5 iPhones, 3 iPads, and several computers with routine chip upgrades in 2020, but it is not over yet… Just when we think this is the case, One More Thing, it Here comes the computer using Apple’s self-developed chip M1, and that’s how it came to the Sina Building.

Cook took out One More Thing on the night of Chinese Double 11 Shopping FestivalCook took out One More Thing on the night of Chinese Double 11 Shopping Festival

Appearance: low-key to no change

  This product uses M1 chip, but the name is still MacBook Pro, 13.3-inch version, open the box, just look at the appearance, no one will think that it is no different from the MacBook Pro with Intel chips.

  So there is not much to say about the appearance. We got this in space gray color, the entry version with TouchBar. There are two USB-C ports in the body and a 3.5 headphone port on the right. Elsewhere… We took a magnifying glass and compared him with the 13-inch MacBook Pro, which is also an entry-level configuration, and there is no difference.

  Oh yes, the keyboard is of course an updated version, not a butterfly keyboard anymore.

  The appearance is the same and even extends to the box. Even here, you can’t see how this machine is different from the Intel version. Even this sticker is just a low-key label with very small words: SPG/8C CPU/ 8C GPU cloud cloud.

  Changing the core is a major event for Apple itself and even the industry. The main reason for the low-key handling is that the M1 is still a trial run stage, even if it performs much better than we thought (this I will discuss in detail later), but the ecology built by the X86 architecture in the past few decades cannot be destroyed by a single press conference, so there is no need for too much fanfare and high expectations; this transition should be smooth , Makes a senseless transition.

Big Sur connects the mountains and the sea

  In order to create such a senseless transition, Apple has made a lot of efforts behind the scenes, such as the system. For computers with Intel chips, macOS Big Sur (literally translated Big Sur) seems to be just the system interface becoming more colorful and pseudo-material. But for Apple Core Computers, Big Sur is a bridge connecting the past and the future, just like the source of the name, the scenic spot that Highway 1 passes through, with the sea on one side and the mountains on the other; a place, Two landscapes.

With the name Big Sur, it may also be a metaphor for the connection of the two landscapes of mountains and seas
With the name Big Sur, it may also be a metaphor for the connection of the two landscapes of mountains and seas

  One end of the macOS Big Sur connection is Apple’s 15 years ago, which is the era of Intel, and the other is a new era pioneered by Apple itself. Its history is only half a year, but it is ambitious, carrying Apple’s hope and determination to take back the last fragmented core part and unify the ecology.

  We’ve talked about the appearance of this system before. Let’s review it a little bit for Xiaobai who hasn’t seen it before: On the interface, Big Sur has become quasi-materialized. I took out the side of this year that looks like an iPhone 4 mobile phone, silently feeling Apple is playing a big game. The system has become very colorful, especially this colorful launch pad. The design in the upper right corner seems to be imported from iOS, and these rounded buttons seem to show the future that Apple wants.

  For Intel-core computers, Big Sur’s changes basically stop at the appearance; for Apple-core computers, this is just the beginning: search for a certain software in the Mac store, you will see the difference, and it will appear in the search results. One more option. In other words, Apple Core computers can run iOS (or iPad’s) software, as well as some macOS software.