Apple M1

system on a chip (SoC) designed by Apple Inc. for the Macintosh computers and iPad Pro tablets

The Apple M1 is an octa-core system on a chip that runs at 3.2 GHz. It is the first personal computer chip to have a 5-nm (0.00000019-in) process.[1]

The close-up picture of M1
The close-up picture of M1

The M1 runs Apple's own macOS and iPadOS operating systems. Initial support for the M1 SoC in the Linux kernel was released on June 27, 2021, with version 5.13.

Timeline of Apple silicon

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Sources: Apple press release library,[2] Mactracker Apple Inc. model database[3]


  1., Apple M1 Chip
  2. Apple Inc., Apple press release library, Retrieved September 19, 2007.
  3. Mactracker (, Apple Inc. model database, version as of July 26, 2007.