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Tim Cook: Apple silicon already outselling Intel Macs

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

What you need to know

  • Tim Cook says Apple silicon Macs are already outselling its Intel lineup.
  • He confirmed M1 Macs make up the majority of Mac sales at the April Apple event.

Apple CEO Tim Cook says that Apple's M1 Mac lineup and Apple silicon already make up the majority of Mac sales, overtaking Intel in just five months. With Macs like the M1 MacBook Pro one of the best Macs available, it's not really a surprise.

Speaking at the Apple event, Tuesday, Cook stated:

"There has never been a more exciting time for the Mac, we recently announced that we were embarking on a two-year transition to Apple silicon, and we're off to an incredible start. The reception to the new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini with M1 has been off the charts. Wired called M1 "a Mac revolution". M1 delivers incredible performance, custom technologies and revolutionary power efficiency. With a giant leap in performance per watt, every Mac with M1 is transformed into a completely different class of product."

Cook then said that Apple's customers agree, with Mac continuing to lead the industry in consumer satisfaction, and more importantly, that Apple's M1 Mac lineup makes up for the majority of Mac sales. Cook also said Apple's Mac business had never been stronger, before announcing Apple's new M1 iMac. From the announcement:

Apple today introduced an all-new iMac featuring a much more compact and remarkably thin design, enabled by the M1 chip. The new iMac offers powerful performance in a design that's just 11.5 millimeters thin, with a striking side profile that practically disappears. Available in an array of vibrant colors to match a user's personal style and brighten any space, iMac features a 24-inch 4.5K Retina display with 11.3 million pixels, 500 nits of brightness, and over a billion colors, delivering a brilliant and vivid viewing experience.

Stephen Warwick
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

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2 Comments
  • Has there ever been a new lineup that did not outsell the old one in a month? Is this News other than PR?
  • That's not what Cook said. What he said was that more M1 units were sold than Intel. The three M1 units outsold the iMacs, MacBooks, etc.
    I'm running an M1 Mini and have never worked with a better Mac. Not even close.