Apple execs sit down with Rene Ritchie to talk M1 Pro and M1 Max

Rene Ritchie M1 Max Interview
Rene Ritchie M1 Max Interview (Image credit: Rene Ritchie / iMore)

What you need to know

  • Apple executives Tom Boger and Tim Millet recently sat down for an interview with Rene Ritchie.
  • The execs answered questions about the company's new M1 Pro and M1 Max processors.
  • Apple just launched the new chips in the redesigned 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro.

When Apple announced its new M1 Pro and M1 Max processors, everyone immediately (and understandably) had a million questions about the design, performance, and effect the chips would have on their workflow.

If you've had a ton of questions still left unanswered, you might be in luck. Tom Boger, Apple's Vice President of iPad & Mac Product Marketing, and Tim Millet, Apple's Vice President of Platform Architecture, recently sat down with Rene Ritchie to dive deep into the ins and outs of the company's latest generation of Apple silicon.

You can check out the interview below:

Tom Boger, Vice President of iPad & Mac Product Marketing and Tim Millet, Vice President of Platform Architecture, join me to talk about what they thought when Apple first decided to switch the Mac to custom silicon, what it was like bringing their low/slow/wide approach to a thermal envelope as big as the new MacBook Pro, how scalable architecture really scales up this much (and more), how they think about transistor budget in an increasing post-big compute core world, gaming on Mac, and which MBPs we're all rocking!

The M1 Pro and M1 Max power the new MacBook Pro. The new 14-inch and 16-inch models also feature a complete redesign, the return of the ports, the exit of the Touch Bar, and a mini-LED display that many have said goes toe to toe with the $5000 Pro Display XDR.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.