If we take into account the interviews with Apple’s execs on charge of chip design, hardware design, software design… they got what they got because of the deep integration.
The M1 Max has a ProRaw silicon because pro users use it… and the software side give access to it.
It is not anymore the ‘chip in one side’ —Intel—, the ‘OS in another side’ —Microsoft—, and the ‘device manufacturer in another side’ —Dell, Lenovo, HP…—.
It is integrated design manufacturing operation…
(But, maybe, in 9 month they could deliver pre-production chips similar to last November 2020’s M1 chips…)
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