Twitter engineers are the latest to leverage the power of the new MacBook Pro

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What you need to know

  • Twitter's software engineers are the latest to take advantage of the new MacBook Pro.
  • They have been issued with top-of-the-line M1 Max MacBook Pro models.
  • It has done away with thermal throttling that "plague" Intel Macs.

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.

In a tweet Szumski stated:

I'm excited to be rolling out fully loaded M1 Max MBPs to all of Twitter's iOS & Android engineers! We're seeing improvements in both top line performance and thermal throttling that currently plague our Intel builds.

He warned that the move brought a "ton of work" behind the scenes because of the change in architecture, but the rewards were performance improvements and an end to thermal throttling compared to previous Intel models.

Twitter joins Uber and Reddit in making similar switches in recent weeks, with a switch at Reddit announced by Jameson Williams earlier this month providing unique insight into just how much money the move could save:

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Thanks to new Apple silicon the new MacBook Pro models are the best MacBooks ever created by Apple. They also feature a 120Hz mini-LED display, upgraded speakers, and the return of "pro" ports like the HDMI port and an SD card slot, as well as MagSafe charging.

Apple's older MacBook Air with M1 and 13-inch MacBook Pro with M1 are available with some solid discounts in these best Black Friday MacBook deals.

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