- Mar 11, 2000
They are selling the Intel Macs alongside the M1 Macs. The 13" Intel MacBook Pro can be configured with up to 32 GB RAM, and the Intel Mac mini can be configured with up to 64 GB RAM. But they are the higher end Intel models.These are very much the three low-end machines. Low-end means, uh, low-end...
Don't waste time complaining that high-end doesn't exist; the only interesting question is how many months until Apple announce it.
This is classic Apple. They hamstring the first iteration with something, only to fix it in the second generation.
Sounds about right.The MBA replaces all Intel models, but the MBP only replaces the lower-end, two-port Intel models, and the high-end Intel models remain in the lineup. Same for Mac Mini.
The M1 is probably an A14X with added IO and such, and I'm guessing the 16GB RAM ceiling and the 2 port limit is associated with that. I expect the M1 will be faster for both CPU and GPU than Tiger Lake, but it's pretty clearly a first foray into the world of Arm Macs. Will be interesting to see if the Bloomberg 8x4 core, which will certainly appear in the 24" iMac next year, also gets backloaded into the high-end Macbook Pro 13 and Mac Mini models. Otherwise we're probably waiting for Fall 2021 to see 13" Macbook Pros with 32 GB RAM, 4 ports, etc.
The low end M1, high end Intel does make sense though. Cuz lower end consumers are less likely to be locked to Intel-specific software.