One million M1 Macs deployed by Jamf, hails 'tremendous momentum'

Macbook Air M1
Macbook Air M1 (Image credit: Daniel Bader / Android Central)

What you need to know

  • Jamf says it has helped deploy 1 million M1 Macs.
  • The company says it is seeing "tremendous momentum" for Apple's M1 family of chips.
  • Apple has now released three immensely powerful Apple silicon chips.

Apple enterprise company Jamf says that it has now helped customers to deploy 1 million Apple silicon Macs using the M1 chip since their release.

Jamf stated:

November marked the one-year anniversary of the introduction of the Apple M1 chip for Mac. Jamf (NASDAQ: JAMF) today announced its platform has been used to help organizations deploy approximately one million Macs powered by the M1 family of chips. Nearly three-quarters (74%) of Jamf customers already have at least one Mac from the M1-powered lineup managed in their environment.

Last year Apple unveiled the M1 Apple silicon chip, debuting in the MacBook Air with M1 and 13-inch MacBook Pro with M1, as well as the Mac mini and later the iMac.

This year it unleashed the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips in the new MacBook Pro (2021). Jamf CEO Dean Hager says the company has seen "tremendous momentum for Macs with M1, M1 Pro, and M1 Max in the market, highlighting Apple's focus on computing power, efficiency and simplifying the customer transition to Apple Silicon on the Mac." Apple VP of Enterprise and Education Marketing, Susan Prescott, said: "It's been incredible to see the enthusiasm and momentum for the Mac lineup powered by the M1 family of chips among innovative businesses, prestigious learning institutions, and beyond."

Many business teams, including software engineers, have gone public about transferring to Apple's newest MacBook Pro lineup to save time building software. From November:

Twitter has issued "fully-loaded" MacBook Pro (2021) with M1 Max processors to its developers, which staff software engineer John Szumski says has transformed its mobile app development.Twitter is the latest company to issue the spicy new Apple silicon MacBook Pro to its developers in the hope of cutting build times and saving a fortune in software development spending thanks to the more powerful machines.

Uber and Reddit are among the other high-profile companies that have made the switch. Jamf says that some 74% of all its customers have deployed at least one M1 Mac, with the most popular model being the MacBook Air.

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