Apple Announces M1 Max, M1 Pro Chips, Powering Latest MacBook Pro


Apple has finally taken the covers off its newest Apple Silicon chips, yes, you read that right, ‘chips’, since Apple has announced two new chips, called the M1 Pro and M1 Max.

The tech giant mentions that these chipsets have been made for the next-gen MacBook Pro by scaling up the original M1’s architecture, in order to create a more powerful chipset.

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the New M1 Pro and M1 Max

M1 Pro

The specifications of the M1 Pro and M1 Max, as presented by Apple’s Johnny Srouji are as follows.

M1 Max

  • 400GB/s memory bandwidth
  • 32-core GPU
  • 57 billion transistors
  • Up to 64GB of unified memory
  • Up to 70% less power consumption
  • ProRes
  • Neural Engine
  • Thunderbolt 4
  • Support for up to four external displays

M1 Pro

  • 200GB/s memory bandwidth
  • Up to 32GB of unified memor
  • ProRes
  • 2x more transistors than M1
  • 70% faster than M1
  • Up to 10-core CPU
  • Up to 16-core GPU
  • Neural Engine
  • Thunderbolt 4
  • Support for up to 2 external displays

What Else Has Apple Announced?

AirPods 3

In other news, Apple took to the stage to announce certain other audio related products and news, key of which is the new AirPods, which is now in its third generation.

The AirPods 3rd generation receive multiple improvements, from design to chipset to battery life, all of which are key to the listening and ease of use when it comes to earbuds and headphones.

When it comes to pricing, the AirPods 3 will retail for $179, with the earbuds retailing for Rs 18,500 in India. The earbuds will be available starting today in India via Apple’s site, with stores receiving the same starting October 26.

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Starting with the design, the AirPods third generation feature a design similar to the Apple AirPods Pro, but the smartphone giant seems to think that this is a new design, we will let them have this one, so yes, the AirPods 3rd generation feature a “new design”.

The major difference to the AirPods Pro is the eartips, since the AirPods 3rd gen miss out on the eartips that ship with the Pro version of the AirPods.

Coming back to the audio side of things, the AirPods 3rd generation feature support for Dolby Atmos (for Apple Music) and have Spatial Audio, which according to Apple now has dynamic head tracking on the AirPods.

There is also a new custom driver for the AirPods 3rd gen, which offers better sound. Apple also mentions that the earbuds will feature Adaptive EQ, which will make listening to music a true joy.

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