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Apple's Raja Bose discusses Apple's M1 chip at the company's spring event on Tuesday. Screenshot via Apple.com
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TI Reality Check: Apple’s M1 Chip Meets AR

By  |  April 21, 2021 11:01 AM PDT
Photo: Apple's Raja Bose discusses Apple's M1 chip at the company's spring event on Tuesday. Screenshot via Apple.com

Apple is conserving its energy. Yesterday’s product event—the company’s first in 2021—was of special interest to podcasters and folks who pine for those old colorful iMac G3s. It didn’t really come across as a look at Apple’s future, though, save for one possible exception.

M1, Apple’s proprietary chip powering its new MacBooks and the just-announced iMacs, is also making its way into the iPad Pro. The chip swap means Apple’s high-end tablets are getting a substantial boost in CPU and GPU performance, making them more desirable than ever for cutting-edge augmented reality apps.

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