The experience of M1 MacBook Air, apple uses three tricks to “kill” itself?

Apple M1 chip version of three new MAC computers have been on sale, the first MAC chip based on ARM architecture how to run, is gradually becoming clear from the “ppt” at the press conference. < p > < p > in the use of M1 chip MacBook Air a few days later, my overall feeling is that the “destructive power” of Apple M1 chip to the traditional PC is greater than expected. In many aspects of performance and function, it is even the “killer” of traditional PC and Apple’s own previous generation products. The traditional PCs here include Apple’s own Intel core MAC products, as well as other brands of windows PCs. Is < / P > < p > really so powerful? Let’s take a look at some key points, such as how strong the performance is, whether the power consumption and heat dissipation are good, and what kind of experience it is to run IOS applications on the Mac. < / P > < p > this MacBook Air basically has no obvious difference from the previous generation in terms of packaging and details. I found a 2018 MacBook Air and only found two differences in details. One is that the MacBook Air is equipped with 30W as standard Lighting port charger, but it supports 60W input, that is, chargers with higher power can also support it, and the charging speed can be doubled. Speaking of this, this 30W charger with MacBook Air charging is not fast enough. For charging, Apple’s MAC and iPhone are of the same “Buddha system”. < / P > < p > the second is that the left and right direction keys on the keyboard have been left blank. This change has been adjusted in the design of the previous generation of MacBook Air. Together with the change is the return of the scissors foot keyboard, which has a longer key range and is more comfortable to tap. < / P > < p > so you have to make sure that this is a Mac with M1 chip. The most direct way is to check the system information after startup. To distinguish whether it is a 7-core GPU or an 8-core GPU, you can also view it from the “graphics card” in the system information. < / P > < p > compared with the running score data of 2018 MacBook Air, the CPU single core performance has been improved by more than 100%, and the multi-core performance has been improved by more than 300%. < / P > < p > compared with the data of the 2019 MacBook Pro, a friend also shows that the overall performance of the M1 chip has increased by about 40%, and the comprehensive performance of the M1 chip has been able to compete with the currently available 16 inch MacBook Pro equipped with Intel i9 chip. < / P > < p > performance can also be seen by running large software. For the same final cut pro video engineering file, the processing time on the previous generation of MacBook Pro is more than 7 minutes, while on the M1 chip version of MacBook Air, it only takes more than 2 minutes to process, that is, only 1 / 3 of the former left and right. < p > < p > in terms of performance performance, M1 chip has achieved the “leapfrog” compaction of the previous generation products, but this does not mean that the performance of iMac, Mac Pro and MacBook Pro will not be higher Silicon plan is to build the M-chip into a series. The M1 now seen is only the first chip. According to the performance and power consumption requirements of different devices, there will be matching chips to keep up. It is said that the logic of Apple silicon team in designing M1 chip is to set a power consumption target first, and then to improve the performance as much as possible within this power consumption framework. The power consumption of M1 chip is about 10W, while that of traditional Intel chip MAC is about 20-40w. < / P > < p > this difference brings about obvious performance of endurance and heat dissipation. In general use, it can be charged within 2-3 days. < / P > < p > when Apple announced its silicon core building plan in June this year, I believe that many people, like me, were curious about running IOS applications on Macs, that is, taking the apps we usually run on iPhones and iPads to Macs. < / P > < p > the way to run IOS applications on Mac OS is very simple, that is, go to the MAC app store to search for the IOS app you want, download and run it. It’s so simple. Apple has also made a special card on the home page of the MAC app store to guide you. < p > < p > running IOS on MacOS still has a limitation: the size of the application interface is fixed, and it can’t be scaled, that is, it can’t take advantage of the Mac’s larger screen than the mobile phone. However, it is not absolute. For example, lumafusion, a popular video editing software on IOS, can zoom in and out of the screen after I install its iPad version on the Mac. < / P > < p > there may be a question here: what’s so strange about opening and running an app or game that runs so well on an iPhone on a Mac? < / P > < p > maybe an app is convenient on a mobile phone, but if it’s such a scenario, you won’t think it’s meaningless to run IOS apps on Mac. < / P > < p > on the MacBook Air’s home screen, you can open four IOS apps at the same time, or an iPhone app plus an iPad app without crowding. < / P > < p > therefore, when IOS applications run on the Mac, it is more appropriate to use multiple applications at the same time. The second is when the mobile phone is not around, or you don’t want to take out the mobile phone for a moment, and operate directly on the Mac. For example, you want to order a takeout through the Mac. < / P > < p > there is also a third situation, that is, if you have a Mac with no iPhone or iPad and want to run IOS software and play IOS games, do you even save money on buying an iPad? < / P > < p > it is obvious that the millions of excellent apps and games accumulated by Apple’s IOS ecosystem for more than a decade have opened another door full of playability for Macs. < / P > < p > at present, IOS applications on Macs are not 100% perfect. In the app store, there are also labels under each application, indicating “not verified for MacOS”. In addition, there are some incompatibilities in details. For example, the number input of some bank apps is not suitable for computer keyboard, you need to click the numeric keyboard on the interface, and some applications sometimes have error prompts. < p > < p > for the apps of third-party developers, most of the mainstream applications have no problems. If the system and application are migrated from the old Mac, the Mac will use Rosetta to translate and adapt once to make it available. < / P > < p > it is found that the latest version of Adobe Photoshop does not adapt to Apple silicon chip computers, but it is found that there is no problem after installation. < / P > < p > of course, after the optimization and adaptation of Apple silicon chip, the possibility of bugs in use can be reduced to a lower level, and the performance of Apple silicon M1 chip can be maximized. < / P > < p > at the same time, we can also see that Apple silicon plan is not only to complete the mission of independent chip of MAC product line, but also to achieve the mission of connecting IOS and Mac OS from the bottom while bringing about a significant reduction in MAC cost. < p > < p > M1 chip is like a tunnel connecting MacOS and IOS, which can directly connect the application, data and experience. Compared with the previous cross platform sharing and data exchange functions, it seems a little superficial. < / P > < p > although the development of personal computers is far less rapid than that of smart phones and smart wear, apple still opens a door to the new world for the development of Apple’s personal computers by digging through the underlying tunnel connecting the two ecological systems. At the same time, the performance and power consumption of arm architecture SOC on personal computers will also stimulate the whole PC market to follow And explore. New product launch