Apple announced their M1 Macs today, the first Macs made with Apple Silicon chips. Join Dave and John as they dig into the specs to find out what the differences — and similarities — are between these models, helping you decide which one to order. Press play… and don't get caught!Note: Shownotes are in progress…

Chapters/Timestamps/Stuff mentioned:

  • 00:00:00 Mac Geek Gab 843 for Tuesday, November 10, 2020
  • 00:02:15 Three More Things… and more!
  • 00:03:02 Apple’s M1 Chip – The first Mac-based Apple Silicon Chip
  • 00:09:38 New MacBook Air – no fan!
  • 00:11:12 Which laptop do you buy?
    • Both have Thunderbolt 4 / USB 4
    • Both have Wi-Fi 6
    • Both have Bluetooth 5.0
    • Only Pro has a Fan
    • Pro has a couple of hours better battery life
    • Pro has 500 nits, Air has 400 nits
  • 00:27:05 Mac mini dissection
  • 00:30:25 Repackaging the iPad Pro
  • 00:35:28 Wrapping up
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Dave Hamilton

Dave Hamilton co-founded both The Mac Observer and BackBeat Media, and he is producer and co-host of TMO’s Mac Geek Gab Podcast. He has worked in the computer industry since the early 1990s, doing time as a consultant, trainer, network engineer, webmaster, and programmer. He has worked on the Mac, all the various Windows flavors, BeOS, a few brands of Unix, and it is rumored he once saw an OS/2 machine in action. Before that he ran some of the earliest Bulletin Board Systems, but most of the charges have since been dropped, and not even the FBI requests that he check in more than twice a year. Dave's reachable for paid consulting at and you can find links to him on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ here, too.


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