Apple executives talk the advent of the M1 chip and what it means for Mac
What you need to know
- Craig Federighi, Greg Joswiak, and Johny Srouji sat down for an interview about Apple silicon.
- The conversation covered its origin and the reasons why and why now.
As part of the company's campaign trail to talk about the new M1 processor, Craig Federighi, Apple's Senior Vice President of Software Engineering, Greg Joswiak, Apple's Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, and Johny Srouji, Apple's Senior Vice President of Hardware Technologies all sat down virtually with Ars Technica for an interview.
When asked why Apple was switching to its own silicon for the Mac, and why now was the right time, Federighi talked about how important the Mac has always been to the company and the people who use it.
While some thought that Apple's transition to Apple silicon may have been a result of Intel's lackluster performance in recent history, Greg Joswiak says that the M1 chip and its future family was more of an internal ambition.
Srouji says that he and Federighi actually work very closely together from the inception of something like the M1 chip.
The interview is wide-ranging, covering the new unified-memory architecture and how Apple sees iPhone and iPad apps coming to the Mac. You can read the full interview at Ars Technica.
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