Apple’s M1 chipsets have been making news, and unsurprisingly, the performance of the new silicon from the Cupertino giant is winning our hearts. The most important advantage which the 5nm M1 chip from Apple brings to the table is tremendous battery life. Recently, Qualcomm’s president Cristiano Amon commended Apple’s efforts, stating that the tech giant’s new step could be the future of computing.
But we also know that Qualcomm is developing ARM-based chips for notebooks that will run Microsoft’s windows. And the chips will directly take on Apple’s future Mac lineup running M1 silicon.
Cristiano Amon stated that he was thrilled about Apple’s M1 chip’s announcement while also mentioning that this hardware’s introduction will help move the industry forward. He further added that “One of the great things about the M1, the way we look at it, we’re super happy with that announcement. Very happy. And kudos to Apple because it validates our belief. It validates our beliefs that you know that the mobile user is defining what they expect out of the PC experience.”
According to sources, the fastest SoC ever produced by Qualcomm is the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2. Unfortunately, it only provides a small performance gain over its predecessor, the Snapdragon 8cx, and the chip was unveiled back in 2018. But we know that Qualcomm’s partnership with Microsoft in developing the notebook processor for the Surface lineup is still going strong.
“So that overall is a perfect sign. The ecosystem will move, and it showed that Microsoft and Qualcomm were on the right trajectory. It’s about battery life; it’s about connection, it’s about a whole different multimedia experience.”