Apple says it’s been building privacy protections into the iPhone for years, but it couldn’t bring all of them to the Mac until the M1.
For years, Apple has touted the security built into its iPhones and iPads. More than a decade ago, it added ways to encrypt information on the iPhone. In 2010, it introduced encrypted messaging with iMessage. And in 2013, it introduced TouchID biometric sensors to help people unlock phones. Over the years, it’s been able to bring those technologies to the Mac too — but now, with its new M1 chips for the MacMini, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, it’ll be able to supercharge those efforts.