Apple Silicon

This is not a small thing:

Today, Apple has unveiled their brand-new MacBook line-up. This isn’t an ordinary release – if anything, the move that Apple is making today is something that hasn’t happened in 15 years: The start of a CPU architecture transition across their whole consumer Mac line-up.

via anandtech

The beginning of Apple Silicon is the end of Intel Silicon — there’s a real inverse and powerful relationship here and Apple launching their first custom-designed SoCs (System-on-a-Chip) Mac means the start of a new era of computing.

There aren’t any obvious physical changes as all the meta-level changes are happening on the inside — I’m not sure that Intel will recover. Apple out-executing Intel, Qualcomm, AMD, and others in the semiconductor space is a clear and honest reminder that execution is everything.

Here we go.