Apple Announces New Macs with M1 Chip

The tech giant makes tall claims for its new silicon processors for Macs. Here’s what you should know before you decide to buy one.

In the 147th episode, David and Donna are joined by iPhone Life's CTO Raphael Burnes to discuss the benefits and drawbacks of the M1—the first Apple-designed processor for the Mac. Tempted to buy the 2020 MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, or Mac mini with an M1 processor? Listen to this first!

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Author Details

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Author Details

Donna Schill

Donna Schill is the Editor in Chief of iPhone Life magazine and is a journalist specializing in producing multimedia content. Aside from managing the editorial team at iPhone Life, Donna co-hosts the iPhone Life Podcast, teaches online iPhone educational courses, and enjoys reporting on live Apple events. Donna began her career as a newspaper reporter before joining the iPhone Life team, where she pairs her penchant for storytelling with her love of Apple products. 

Donna holds a master's degree from the University of Iowa School of Journalism & Mass Communication and earned her undergraduate degree in Media & Communications from Maharishi International University. Her writing has appeared in the Cedar Rapids Gazette, Little Village Magazine, Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism, the Fairfield Ledger, and the Iowa Source, and she was a researcher for American journalist Claire Hoffman's memoir, Greetings from Utopia Park. She is also the host and executive producer of a feminist podcast, Thread the Needle (