What you need to know
- Apple is sending celebratory T-shirts to engineers who worked on the M1 chip.
- Apple is already expected to launch the new M2 chips with a refreshed MacBook Air this year.
- Expectations are that the Apple silicon transition will continue in 2022, with new Mac mini, MacBook Air, Mac Pro, and iMac machines rumored.
Apple is celebrating the success of its M1 chips, found in its Mac lineup as well as the iPad Pro, by sending T-shirts to engineers that worked on the Apple silicon transition.
The Apple silicon transition began with the arrival of the first M1-powered machines in November of 2020, meaning we're now a year into the whole process. We recently saw the arrival of new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros with Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max chips inside, with a new MacBook Air expected to gain a revised M2 chip this year. The current MacBook Air is already the best Mac for most people.
Now, engineer Andy Boretto has shared photos of a T-shirt that Apple is sending to people who worked on the Apple M1 chip, with a card also thanking them for their work.
last day of the year special delivery! #m1 team, proud to have worked on PowerPC to Intel and now M1 transitions #apple pic.twitter.com/jwejRaOGGSlast day of the year special delivery! #m1 team, proud to have worked on PowerPC to Intel and now M1 transitions #apple pic.twitter.com/jwejRaOGGS— aboretto (@aboretto) December 31, 2021December 31, 2021
Apple is expected to launch a new Mac Pro with Apple silicon this year, with a refreshed Mac mini and a new 27-inch iMac also thought to be in the cards for 2022. It isn't clear whether we should expect the M2 to also appear in a refreshed iPad Pro, but it seems likely.
Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
Wow, a TShirt and a Thank You card. He should think about heading to Meta. I hear you get $180K for that.
That would explain why Apple has been giving out $180,000 bonuses to their engineers as well.
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