Apple’s new M1-powered Mac mini and 13-inch MacBook Pro are compatible with 6K displays, including Apple’s Pro Display XDR. The computers’ previous generations supported up to a 5K display.
While the new M1-powered MacBook Air can also drive a 6K display, it isn’t the first of its kind, as the previous Intel-powered MacBook Air, released earlier this year, could also do the 6K dance.
Apple says the M1 delivers up to 3.5x faster CPU, up to 6x faster GPU, up to 15x faster machine learning (ML) capabilities, and battery life up to 2x longer than before.
Apple is adding 6K support across its Mac lineup. Currently, models that support 6K include the 2018 and newer 15-inch or 16-inch MacBook Pro, 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro with four Thunderbolt ports, 2019 or newer iMac models, and 2019 Mac Pro.
Apple announced its plans to transition its entire Mac lineup away from Intel processors to its own Apple Silicon back in June during its WWDC 2020 keynote. Apple said it would take approximately two years to complete the transition.