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.
The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal are getting it wrong, regarding Apple's motives of transitioning Macs from Intel processors to their own Apple Silicon. Maybe they need reporters that understand Apple.
Update after update, Microsoft just keeps breaking Windows. More proof that it was a good move, when I dumped Win-Blows for Mac. It was 10 years ago when I went Mac and never looked back.
There's still a need for something in between Apple's Mac mini and Mac Pro. That is not an iMac. Professionals, like me, that are professional consumers, or prosumers, still need something more than the Mac Mini and very much less than the Mac Pro.
The new Mac Pro went on order last Tue and shipped out today, and yeshk it's a beast !!! They sure engineered the crap outta the thing. It's a marvel of engineering prowess and excellence. Both the Mac Pro and the Pro Display too.
I had been waiting a long long time for the 2018 Mac mini refresh. When it finally did arrive, it didn't go as smooth as it should have. In spite of that, I still would have to do it again because, well.... its still an Apple. Although I'd change some things, because it was quite a mess. Here's my saga...