The M1 which is the first Apple Silicone chip is equipped for Apple’s new 13-inch MacBook Pro and 13-inch MacBook Air models. In addition to impressive performance improvements, the M1 chip increases battery life significantly.
The MacBook Air (49.9WHr) battery lasts up to 15 hours with wireless web browsing and up to 18 hours when watching movies using the Apple TV app. The model of the prior generation lasted up to 11 hours during web browsing or up to 12 hours during film viewing.
In the new MacBook Pro, battery life is even better, having a 58.2 WHr battery. The battery lasts up to 17 hours when you browse the web and up to 20 hours when you watch a movie using the Apple TV app. The MacBook Pro pre-generation lasted up to 10 hours browsing the web and up to 10 hours watching movies.
The four high-efficiency cores included in the M1 enable long battery life. Apple states that the four cores alone deliver similar performance to the dual-core MacBook Air, but at much lower power, providing an effective way to perform simple tasks such as email checking or web browsing.
When required, the four high-performance cores of the M1 chip are also used by the new machines for more demanding work and better CPU performance. The M1 chip provides up to 3.5x faster CPU performance, 6x faster GPU performance, and up to 15x faster machine learning, Apple promises.