Apple M1 promise for Xcode build times

Apple’s 2020 November 10 event passed and Apple silicon will be the future of Macs. Nevertheless, the new M1 chip is promising a bright future for app developers with faster Xcode build times.

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M1 — Apple promise

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Image by Apple, 2020 November
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M1 — reality

M1 is out on MacBook Air, MacBook Pro 13" and Mac mini, so how it performs in real life versus Apple promise? Depends on what Mac you have, but it is faster to build Xcode project than any other Mac out there except Mac Pro 2019.

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2020 December 13, added “M1 — reality” section

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