KEY POINTS
  • In April 2021, CEO Tim Cook said during the company's fiscal second-quarter earnings call that the M1 chip helped fuel the 70.1% growth in Apple's Mac revenue.
  • Apple launched two more M1 computers in 2021, including an all-new iMac and the new MacBook Pro with even more powerful versions of the M1 chip.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook

Apple's decision to ditch Intel paid off this year.

The pivot allowed Apple to completely rethink the Mac, which had started to grow stale with an aging design and iterative annual upgrades. Following the divorce from Intel, Apple has launched far more exciting computers which, paired with an ongoing pandemic that has forced people to work and learn from home, have sent Apple's Mac business soaring.

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