DO NOT Buy the New Apple Silicon M1 Macs… (as a Software Engineer)

DO NOT Buy the New Apple Silicon M1 Macs… (as a Software Engineer)

Last week (November 10, 2020), Apple announced three new Macs using their new Apple Silicon M1 CPU.

The benchmarks for these systems are really impressive, but I still think that most software engineers should not rush to the Apple store to pick one up. Here are the four reasons that as a software engineer you shouldn’t buy one of these new ARM-based macs:

1) Limited virtualization support
2) Docker currently unavailable
3) Many Homebrew packages are not yet compatible
4) The laptop form factor only supports a single external monitor

Question of the week (Leave your answer in the comments):

**Are you planning to upgrade to one of the new Apple Silicon Macs? Why or why not?**

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Timestamps:
0:00 – intro
0:15 – What is Apple Silicon (and the M1 chip)?
0:30 – x86 vs ARM
0:56 – Rosetta 2
1:13 – System performance
1:29 – Virtualization
2:00 – Docker
2:43 – Homebrew
3:07 – External monitors
4:01 – Question of the week
4:08 – Final Thoughts

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