- M1 chip
It’s here. The first chip designed specifically for Mac. Packed with an astonishing 16 billion transistors, the Apple M1 system on a chip (SoC) integrates the CPU, GPU, Neural Engine, I/O, and so much more onto a single tiny chip. With incredible performance, custom technologies, and awesome power efficiency, 1 M1 is not just a next step for Mac – it’s another level entirely.
- 8-core CPU
The M1 chip makes MacBook Pro outrageously fast and powerful. Its 8-core CPU rips through complex workflows and heavy workloads, with up to 2.8x faster processing performance than the previous generation – all with unbelievable energy efficiency.
- Four performance cores
The high-performance core is the extremely fast CPU core when it comes to low-power silicon – and M1 has four of them combining their efforts for a massive boost in performance. Compile in Xcode in significantly less time. Record, mix, and master professional-quality music in Logic Pro with scores of tracks, plug-ins, and virtual instruments. And create stunning images in Adobe Lightroom with unprecedented speed and responsiveness.
- Four efficiency cores
Four efficiency cores deliver outstanding performance for everyday tasks using just a tenth of the power. These e-cores are the most efficient place to run lightweight tasks, allowing the performance cores to tackle the most demanding workloads.
- 16-core Neural Engine
Machine learning (ML) brings task-smashing speed and automation to video analysis, voice recognition, image processing, and more. And the M1 chip with 16-core Neural Engine and full stack of technologies takes ML performance on MacBook Pro into the stratosphere.
- Unified memory
Runs a tight chip. The M1 chip brings the superfast unified memory. This single pool of high-bandwidth, low-latency memory allows apps to share data between the CPU, GPU, and Neural Engine efficiently – so everything you do is fast and fluid.
- Secure Enclave coprocessor
Provides a silicon-level foundation for critical security features like Touch ID and Apple Pay – and with M1, it’s faster than ever.
- Dedicated AES storage encryption engine
Keeps encryption keys safe while delivering incredible performance for encrypted storage and data protection.
- Secure boot and runtime security features
Ensures that only trusted Apple software loads at startup and helps protect macOS while running.
- Activation Lock
Helps keep your Mac secure if it’s ever lost, stolen, or misplaced, and can improve your chances of recovering it.
- Retina display
With the brilliant Retina display, images take on an incredible level of detail and realism. Text is sharp and clear. Bright LED backlighting delivers deep blacks and bright whites. P3 wide color brings even more vibrant greens and reds than sRGB. And every MacBook Pro features True Tone technology, so the white balance automatically adjusts to match the color temperature of the light around you – for a more natural viewing experience.
- Camera and mics
Thanks to M1, the FaceTime HD camera can now take full advantage of the advanced image signal processor – improving image quality in video conferences and pulling out more details in both shadows and highlights. And whether you’re running a meeting, hosting a podcast, or connecting with friends and family, excellent studio-quality mics will make sure everyone hears you loud and clear.
- FaceTime HD camera
The M1 chip even helps you look your best. Highlights in low light have never looked better. Advanced noise reduction makes dark areas sharper. And face detection uses the Neural Engine to better adjust white balance and exposure levels for even more natural-looking skin tones.
- Magic Keyboard
Magic Keyboard lets you do everything faster and more efficiently. The refined scissor mechanism delivers a responsive, comfortable, and quiet typing experience. And Touch ID provides fast, easy authentication for secure logins and purchases.
- Touch ID
A touch on the sensor instantly unlocks your Mac, and a press locks it. Use your fingerprint to rent movies, buy apps, or access things like locked documents or system settings without having to reenter your password. And when you shop online with Apple Pay, Touch ID automatically fills in your shipping and billing information without sharing your card details.
- Wi-Fi 6
The next generation of Wi-Fi isn’t just faster – it keeps MacBook Pro going strong even as more and more devices join the network.
- Thunderbolt / USB 4
Ultra-high bandwidth meets ultra-versatility. Thunderbolt enables data transfer, charging, and video output all through a single port – and MacBook Pro has two of them.