Apple Silicon M1 Compiles Code as Fast as 2019 Mac Pro and With Minimal Battery Life Impact

By now, we’ve seen many benchmark results and reviews showing the breakthrough performance of Apple’s new M1 chip for Macs, but the improvements are even more impressive when coupled with battery life metrics. TechCrunch’s Matthew Panzarino compiled the open source code for Safari’s browser engine WebKit on a variety of Macs, and as has come to be expected, M1-based models completed the task quicker than Intel-based models. For example, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with the M1 compiled WebKit in 20 minutes and 43 seconds, more than twice as fast as the latest Intel-based 13-inch MacBook Pro, which took 46 minutes and 10 seconds. In fact, the M1-based MacBook Pro’s