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CALIFORNIA: Apple has introduced its first Mac computer powered by chips of its own design.
Apple said the advantages of using the M1 chip includes better battery life, instant wake from sleep mode, and the ability to run iOS apps.
In June, the company announced it would transition away from the Intel processors it had used since 2006.
It had optimized all of its own Mac apps, but now needs to convince other developers to do likewise, added it.
What are the new features?
13in (33cm) MacBook Air, which no longer requires a fan to keep its processor cool
13in MacBook Pro, which Apple said can now play video for 20 hours on a single battery charge – twice as long as before. It keeps its fan
Mac Mini screen-less desktop computer
Apple’s website indicates this will be the only type of MacBook Air it sells from now on, but it will continue to offer the other two machines with Intel chips as an option.
(With inputs from Agencies)