Apple M1 Silicon Is Powering Its New iMac and iPad Pro Models
by Jim Lundy
This week Apple introduced its new iPad Pro models and its new colorful iMac. Both are powered by the Apple M1 processor, which is developed in-house by Apple. While many sales teams have experimented with iPads or Surface Pros, many of those units are now coming to a time where it may be time to upgrade them.
The New iPad Pro—Massive Performance Leaps Based on M1
The new iPad Pro models represent a completely different performance paradigm. This means that as a work device, for knowledge workers, for graphics professionals, and more—the iPad Pro is not in a class by itself.
This would not be possible without the Apple M1, which includes what is called a system on a chip. The other feat is that the new Apple chip is just 5nm thick. This is the same processor that powers the MacBook Pro 13 inch unit introduced last fall.
While we know Apple is working on additional Apple Silicon—they are leveraging this fast processor to innovate and deliver new levels of performance on iPad Pros and iMacs.
Speed Enhanced by 5G Cellular Modem
It is not just the M1 processor—iPad Pros now have a 5G cellular modem—offering speed that is unmatched for downloads and uploads. That said, users need to understand that they need to have a plan that enables them to leverage all that speed.
The New Apple Colorful iMac—the Perfect Remote Work Machine
The new iMac is not only colorful, it is powerful and has one of the best built in cameras at a standard 1080P. This means no more external camera purchases.
We think the iMac makes for an ideal remote work machine and the timing of their introduction could not be better. The colorful units are a nice touch for a home office.
Apple is moving faster with its iPads and iMacs due to leveraging its own ARM based Processor designs. This is really what powered much of the innovation for the iPhone and we expect to see even more from Apple as it beefs up the M Series processors.