Starting with certain models introduced in late 2020, Apple began the transition from Intel processors to Apple silicon in Mac computers.
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Mac computers with Apple silicon:
- MacBook Pro introduced in 2021 or later, plus MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020)
- MacBook Air introduced in 2022 or later, plus MacBook Air (M1, 2020)
- iMac introduced in 2021 or later
- Mac mini introduced in 2020 or later
- Mac Studio
In 2020, Apple released MacBooks Air and Pro with Intel chips at the start of the year, and Apple silicon towards the end of the year, so if your laptop is from 2020, you should check "About This Mac"
On Mac computers with Apple silicon, About This Mac displays an item labelled "Chip", followed by the name of the chip: