Tim Cook ‘excited’ about Apple’s progress in switching to custom Silicon in Macs
Apple CEO Tim Cook touched upon Apple’s transition from Intel to Apple Silicon in the Mac today during the company’s first fiscal quarter earnings report, saying Apple has a “lot more to do” during the planned two-year transition but he is “excited” about what has been seen so far.
Apple unveiled its first M1-based Macs last year, featuring the company’s first iteration of its custom-designed chip which has delivered improved performance, power efficiency and new custom technologies.
So far only the 13-inch MacBook Pro, Mac mini and MacBook Air switching from Intel processors, but despite being “in the early stages” of a two-year transition, Cook has said that “there’s lots of excitement about M1-based Macs” as rumors suggest Apple will bring its chips to the iMac, the larger 16-inch MacBook Pro and a new version of its high-end Mac Pro soon.
“We’re partway through the transition, and we’ve got a lot more to do,” Cook said. “We’re in the early days of a two-year transition, but we’re excited about what we see so far.” “…if you look at the Mac, M1 I think it gives us a new growth trajectory that we haven’t had in the past,” he continued. “Certainly if Q1 is a good proxy, there’s lots of excitement about M1-based Macs.”