What are the main features of the newest MacBook Pro?
The new 13-inch MacBook Pro is supercharged by Apple’s new M1 system on a chip (SoC), which offers increased CPU performance. The 8‑core CPU can handle “complex workflows and heavy workloads–all with unbelievable energy efficiency,” according to the company. Apple also claims the newest MacBook Pro offers “the world’s fastest integrated graphics in a personal computer.”
According to Apple, the display features a 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS and True Tone technology; 2560×1600 native resolution at
For nearly 50 years, the BMW 5 Series has stood as a midsize sedan that doesn’t scrimp on luxury while offering a pretty engaging drive along the way. Recent generations have perhaps pushed a bit further into luxury than “Ultimate Driving Machine” nerds might want, but taking a spin in the 2021 BMW 540i shows me that BMW is still emphasizing both parts of the equation.
Smooth mild-hybrid system
Comfy, spacious interior
Hides some decent hustle
Plain interior and exterior design
Gesture control still useless
Priced for princes
Casual outside, comfortable inside
The latest generation of BMW 5 Series looks a bit anonymous, but I’d levy that judgment to every sedan the automaker produces — if you don’t have a sense of scale handy, they could easily be confused for one another. I’m all for brand recognition, and I’ll admit that my 540i tester looks a bit dressier than your average Fiver thanks to a bright Alpine White paint job, but the whole shebang isn’t exactly what I’d call evocative. It lacks the dramatics of the Genesis G80 or the Audi A6, but it’s not a problem exclusive to
Apple’s “One More Thing” event showcased the first computers running its custom silicon, ushering in a new era of devices with peak performance and efficiency.
Apple is no stranger to the kind of shake-up that is brought upon developers, users, the computing industry, et al., when a change in crucial hardware partners is made. A decision like this is not made lightly as the disruption–while ultimately necessary for the greater benefit of current and future product lines–has been known to upend all stakeholders for years to come during the transitionary period.
Not unlike the change that occurred back in 2005 during the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), where the late Steve Jobs took the stage to announce that Apple was going to migrate from IBM’s PowerPC microprocessors to x86-based processors provided by Intel. During that WWDC, the year-long timeline established a roadmap to guide developers on transitioning their code to x86-compatible hardware, leveraging Apple’s Rosetta app to handle real-time translation of code for existing apps, until native versions of applications shipped.
Third-party developers weren’t the only ones affected, as Apple needed to rewrite Mac OS X at the time as Intel-only, removing any traces of PowerPC support. This