Apple dropped a big announcement at its recent World Wide Developers Conference. Apple’s Macs are officially transitioning from using Intel chips to using Apple’s own silicon chips, which they've already been doing on iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.
Apple will release the first Apple Silicon Mac later this year, and plan to transition their entire lineup over the next two years. It appears that moving to custom chips will allow Apple to create faster, more power efficient computers. It will also allow Macs to learn new tricks, such as running iPhone apps side by side with Mac apps.
New operating systems are coming out, too. The new Mac OS will be called Big Sur. Like its predecessor, Catalina, the new Big Sur operating system will not run your older 32-bit applications. If you are still running Mojave or an earlier system, and you are unsure if you have 32-bit apps, book an appointment with Jensen to assess your system before making the switch to a new operating system.
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Jensen on BlainesWorld Radio Show
BlainesWorld Radio host Blaine Greenfield interviewed Jensen on his show June 24. Jensen appears in the second half.
Click here to see the interview.
Jensen Gelfond is the Founder of Asheville Digital Lifestyle. He helps people use their technology more effectively and joyfully.