Even Apple struggled to believe in the impressive energy management of its M1 chip


The Apple Silicon M1 chip offers truly exceptional performance, especially in terms of energy management. Apple couldn’t believe its own eyes.

Apple knew how to embark on a titanic site by wanting its own processors. An adventure that will have required several years of hard work but it must be recognized that with the first generation of Apple Silicon chips, M1, the result is there. So much so that, even internally, we had hard to believe to its efficiency.

The Apple Silicon M1 chip is really impressive

When Apple announced its M1 chip and the first machines to take advantage of it, one of the most impressive aspects was undoubtedly the battery life. Indeed, insofar as the M1 chip functions as a SoC A, a different approach compared to the design Intel x86. Result of the operation, the MacBook Pro M1 has a battery life of 16 hours and 25 minutes when browsing the web.

Internally, Apple believed there was a bug in the battery indicator

On a level playing field, the Intel version only lasts 10 hours and 21 minutes, which is still quite decent, but managing to get 6 extra hours is really a more than significant improvement. And even engineers and other Apple executives couldn’t believe the performance achieved by the M1 chip. Some even thought it was a bug with the remaining battery life indicator.

Asked by Tom’s Guide, Bob Borchers, vice president of international marketing for Apple, said: “When we saw this first solution and you could play with it for several hours without losing the battery life, we thought: ‘Oh boy, it’s a bug, the battery indicator is stuck’, and then Tim laughed behind us: ‘No, that’s how it’s supposed to be’, and that ‘ was truly phenomenal. ”

Apple is expected to launch a new generation of MacBook Pro in the coming months, machines likely equipped with an M1X chip. It will be interesting to see what happens with autonomy.


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