Apple Silicon M1 Macs are having some BIG, Big Sur Problems !!! Huge memory management bugs in macOS Big Sur are crashing my new M1 MacBook Air and the 2019 Intel MacBook Air and causing serious performance problems.
My brand new Apple Silicon M1 based MacBook Air has arrived, and YUP, it's screamin' fast. Here are some benchmark comparisons and first impressions. Bottom line: M1 crushes Intel. By like, a huge HUGE margin.
Apple Silicon M1 Macs officially start to arrive Tue, Nov 16 but new crazy fast benchmarks keep on comin'. After my M1 MacBook Air arrives, I'll publish my first impressions and benchmarks.
Benchmarks for the Apple Silicon M1 Chip are already smoking Intel's Core i9 processor, and the new M1 Macs haven't even shipped yet. In July the Mac Dev Kit with a prototype Apple Silicon A12Z was already shown to beat an Intel i7 and there is more smokin' to come.
Progress is way too slow on getting COVID-19 contact tracing apps out there. Health systems and governments need to get it together and Apple and Google could do a lot more to speed things up. And Apple needs to fix it's bugs and UX design problems.
Apple and Google are launching a new software framework to help states deploy their own COVID-19 contact tracing apps, but the states will still need to do some work.
I just deployed a major re-design of my blog site utilizing a near pixel perfect design approach and new design tools. See some of the major design improvements before and after, and learn a little bit about how I did it.
More states and countries release Covid-19 tracing apps, but where the hell is California's app ? Tech center of the known universe, and home to Apple and Google, but Cali's still got nothin' !!!
New Geekbench scores show a native multi-core benchmark on Apple Silicon Mac Developer Transition Kit (DTK) faster than a 2020 MacBook Pro with an 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 with 4 cores. While Apple Silicon in a Mac is about more than just performance, that's bananas fast !!!! Remember, it's based on a 2018 Apple processor compared to an Intel in a 2020 MacBook Pro.
Apple transitioning Macs from Intel to their own silicon will achieve a great deal more than just better performance. Just look at everything they've packed into the A series SoCs used in iPhones and iPads. I've worked at Apple, so I know this was inevitable.