As I write this, the first Apple Silicon Macs are making their way across oceans labelled with the names and addresses of lucky, or impatient, people all over the world.

We got a glimpse at the future of Mac hardware this week, and I’m excited about it. The only thing I was hoping for a hint towards, that they didn’t deliver, is details on the higher end of things. Is the GPU in the Mac Pro and iMac also going to be integrated? How are they planning to scale up to machines that currently support 1.5TB of memory? This event turned out to be firmly focused on the low end of the lineup, but that makes perfect sense as a first step, and as we all know, Apple only like talking about what’s being announced right now.

There was no bold new design, even though this image makes me confident that it’s in the works. Just look at all that unused space! Their performance claims during the event were also a little vague, and charts were conspicuously devoid of hard numbers.

So if it was an event focused on low-end machines with no fancy new hardware designs to coo over, why am I excited? Partly because this is an impressive start to a major transition, but partly because we might have to reconfigure our brains a bit on what low-end means, both in terms of performance and power consumption. 🏎

I think it’s safe to say that future is bright for Mac hardware!

Dave Verwer






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And finally...

The look of love. 😍