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This week: early benchmarks are in for Apple’s new M1 silicon, and they show the new chip makes the new MacBook Air FASTER than the 16-inch MacBook Pro.  The M1 performance is HARD TO BELIEVE, and then there's the insane battery life...

Plus, HomePod mini reviews are in, and we go hands-on with Dolby Atmos on Apple TV with original HomePod!

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This week's stories

Performance trajectory shows why jump to Apple Silicon makes perfect sense

  • Apple improved its processors’ performance by a massive 3x in the past five years, according to analysis carried out by AnandTech.

Apple Silicon M1 Chip in MacBook Air Outperforms High-End 16-Inch MacBook Pro

  • In comparison to Macs, the single-core M1performance is better than any other available Mac, and the multi-core performance beats out all of the 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro models, including the 10th-generation high-end 2.4GHz Intel Core i9 model.

Apple Silicon M1’s biggest surprise? Insane battery life

  • Apple Silicon was widely expected to be fast, but perhaps the biggest surprise of the new M1 chip is the insane battery life it enables.

First HomePod mini reviews: Superior audio that’s better late than never

  • What HiFi?: “the HomePod Mini outperforms its size and price like no other smart speaker you can buy.”

HomePods + Apple TV + Dolby Atmos - WOW (review, sound test and reactions)

  • Apple has brought Dolby Atmos support to HomePods!
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