Setup Your Own Google iPhone

Hi guys and welcome to 123myIT. In this video, we will show you how to setup your iPhone as a Google iPhone. Ok Guys I’m an Android user and I wanted to see if I could convert myself to use an iPhone by creating a Google iPhone and replacing all the Apple Apps with Google ones.

Before and After – Google iPhone

This is what you iPhone will look like before and after you change it to a Google iPhone. You don’t need to change all the Apps you could just change the Apps you want. For example, one of the reasons I have not changed to an iPhone is I really like the Google Assistant. Later in this video, I will show you how to setup the Google Assistant with the tap back function.

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What your Google iPhone will look like before and after.

Let get started. First I would need to transfer the data from my old phone to my iPhone. I already have a video how to do this and if you are interested, I will put a link in the description.

Download the Apps – Google iPhone

Next, you will need to download the Apps that you use from the Apple Apps Store. Because I used the Transfer to iOS app, some of my free apps will download automatically. Once you have some apps downloaded, you can start organising them. You can replace the safari with Google Chrome or in my case, I prefer the DuckDuckGo browser and I will show you why later in the video. You can also replace Apple music with YouTube music. To edit the home screen tap, hold, and then drag the icons to where you want them. Alternatively, you can tap and hold the app and drag it.

I have not downloaded YouTube music yet so I will do that now. Just tap to download it and once its downloaded drag It to wherever you want it.

DuckDuckGo – Google iPhone

Cool, now you have you main bar down the bottom sorted. Open up your browser so Chrome or Duckduckgo and set it as the default browser. The reason I use Duckduckgo is that it is a private browser so it doesn’t track you which is nice. In the top of Duckduckgo tap the cog icon and then tap set as default browser. This will open any links in Duckduckgo rather than safari. I will show you how to do this for the Chrome browser as well.

In the Chrome browser, tap the three dots tap Settings. Tap Default browser, Tap open Chrome settings. Tap on default browser App and select Chrome. You can see Duckduckgo is selected I am going to leave it on that. However, if you want to use Chrome select Chrome.

Replace Facetime

You can replace FaceTime with Google Duo. So tap and hold the App to remove it. Then go ahead and download Google Duo from the App store. I already have it downloaded so I will move it to replace FaceTime.

You can replace Apple Calendar with Google Calendar. Photos with Google Photos. So just, download them and drag them into place.

Swap out Mail for Gmail – Gmail is better anyway.

Delete Apple maps for Google Maps – Google Maps is better anyway.

Download Google App and replace it with Weather and Download Google Assistant to replace it with Siri. You can still use Siri however; we will set up Google assistant with the Tap Back feature. Which is just awesome. 

Ok while that is downloading lets change out the Weather app. Moreover, you can move the Google Assistant to the main screen.

Download Google Keep and replace notes.

Delete News and download Google News.

Replace Books with Play Books.

Delete unwanted apps

Go ahead and delete any Apps you are not using. Remember you can always download the App again if you need too.

All right swap Play Movies with Apple TV which we deleted earlier. Another good one is Android TV.

Moreover, you can replace the health app with Google Fit.

You can swap Apple Home with Google Home.

On the Second screen you can delete any apps you are going to use. You can replace files with Google drive. Delete ITunes store. Also remove Translate and delete Watch if you do not have an Appel Watch. Delete tips and Utilities.  Keep the Shortcuts icon because we will use that for the Google Assistant.

You can move your Google drive to the top to make it neater, then go back to apps store, and download Google Docs, Sheets and Slides. Tap and hold and bring them to the top so its neater.

GBoard the Google Keyboard

Go back to the Apps store and download Gboard, which is the google Keyboard. In addition, download Wear OS which is an App for your Apple Watch. To Setup Google Keyboard to to Settings General Keyboards and tap add a new keyboard.  Select Gboard and then tap on Gboard and toggle the Allow full access button. Cool you have just setup you’re Google Keyboard.

Setup Google Assistant

Let us setup Google Assistant. Open Google Assistant and login to it with your Google Account. Just tap no thanks and continue to get it started.

All right its working go back to the Home screen find the Shortcuts icon and tap to open it. Tap the plus icon and tap Add Action. You should see Hey Google down the bottom tap that and then tap the Next button at the top. Type in the name for the Action. I just type Google Assistant this will help you identify the shortcut when you add it to the tap back action.

Cool you have a short cut now for the Hey Google command. Let’s add it to the Tap back section. Go into settings accessibility Touch and scroll down to the bottom to where it says Back tap. If you double or triple tap the back of your iPhone it can do an extra command. Go into Double tap and scroll to the bottom. Under Shortcuts you will see the Google Assistant Shortcut we created earlier select that and watch the magic. If you double tap, the back of the iPhone the google assistant starts up.

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Setup your iPhone or iPad in 2021

Hi guys and welcome to 123myIT. Do you have a new iPhone or iPad? Lets go through the setup process. Swipe up on the iPhone 12 and press the Home button on the iPad to get started. Next select your language and region. Setup your iPhone, let get started.

If you want to transfer your data from another iPhone or Android, you can use the quick start guide. I have already done a video on this I will put the link in the description. Otherwise tap setup manually and then connect to your WIFI. Go ahead and enter your WIFI password then tap next.

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Setup your iPhone and iPad in 2021

Your iPhone and iPad will take a few mins to activate. If you have a sim card for your iPhone you can put it in now or you can fast forward to the 5:51 mark and I will show you how to add the sim card. Go ahead and tap continue on the Data & Privacy screen.

Different Models? – Setup your iPhone

Depending on which device model you have. You might have Face ID or Touch ID. Face ID unlocks your device with your face and Touch ID with your fingerprint. Tap continue and get started for the Face ID and move your head around in the circle. Cool that’s setup now. Let us setup Touch ID next. To setup Touch ID tap continue then press and hold your finger on the Home button.

Setup Touch ID – Setup your iPhone

Adjust your grip and setup a second fingerprint. Tap Continue.

Next, you will need to setup a six-digit passcode. This is used to unlock the Face ID or Touch ID settings. If you tap Passcode option, you can set a four-digit passcode or no passcode at all.

If you want to transfer data from another device, you can use the Apps and Data screen to do so. I have plenty of videos you can follow to do this I will put them in the description. For this video, we are just going to go to Don’t Transfer Apps & Data.

Apple ID

If you have an Apple ID go ahead and type it in now. If you do not have, an Apple ID now is a good time to set this up. You will need an Apple ID to download Apps to your iPhone or iPad. My Apple ID has Two Factor authentication, which means it will send a code to your email or another device. So check your other device or email for a code and type it in.

Almost there now, tap Continue on the updates screen. Then you can enable disable locations services. This turns on the GPS and it allows Apple to see where you are to recommend services to your device. Normally I turn this off and you can always turn it back on later.

Apple Pay

If you have Apple pay setup on your credit card, you can setup Apple Pay now. This allows you to pay with your iPhone or iPad instead of your credit card. I am going to tap setup later and continue to the SIRI screen. Ok I am going to setup SIRI on the iPhone you can also do this on the iPad if you want to. Ok So I finished setting up the iPad the steps will be the same on the iPhone. Tap continue and you can now use the side button to ask siri a question. You can share your Audio with Apple. I never do this always tap not now. If you want screen time reports on how you use your phone hit Continue and on iPhone Analytics tap Don’t Share.

True Tone

True tone display allows you to have a warmer display on your device. Press the see without True Tone Display to see if you like it or now. You can change this later if you want.

Select light or dark appearance which ever your prefer. IF you got big fingers or you want the text on your screen to be larger select Zoomed.

Awesome so you are all setup now. One last thing if you want to setup your SIM card you can get the little SIM card eject tool and on the iPhone 12 Pro the slot is on the left side. Push the pin into the hole to eject the slot out. Just add your SIM and replace the slot back inside the iPhone. If you do not have a sim contact your carrier. Your sim card might have a PIN on it enter your PIN. IF you do not have one contact your carrier..

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Transfer Data iPhone to iPhone in 2021

Hi Guys and welcome to 123myit. In this video, we will show you how to Transfer your data from your older iPhone to your newer iPhone in 2021. Therefore, if you have the iPhone 12 Pro like this one or any other iPhone that’s new to you, then this video will help you move contacts, text messages, music, photos apps and app data. This also includes apps like WhatsApp for example.

Already Setup your iPhone

If you have already setup, your phone and you are on the Home screen. Unfortunately, you will have to reset the new phone. If you do not want to reset your iPhone then you can do a backup and restore from iCloud. Alternatively, backup and restore from iTunes.

To reset your phone Go into settings > General and scroll down to reset. Once you are there tap on Erase Content and settings. Then Erase iPhone.

After Reset

Once your iPhone has reset itself. Go ahead and select your country and language. You should see the quick start screen appear on your old Phone. Tap Continue. If you don’t see the quick start screen make sure Bluetooth is turned on and you can also press the sleep wake power button to put the device to sleep then tap it again to wake it up.

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Apps & Data Screen- This is where the magic happens.

You should get a little blue animation now. However, if it does not come up continue setting up your Phone until you get to the Apps and data screen. Once you are on the Apps and data screen. Transfer directly from Phone. There you go now the little blue animation has come up. Scan it with the rear Camera on your old Phone. Now at this stage you might need to enter your old Phone passcode on your new Phone. It did not come up for me because I turned it off before starting the transfer process. Follow the prompts to setup touch id or face id on your new Phone.

Almost there!

Finally, tap continue and agree to start the Data Transfer from your old Phone to your new Phone. Almost there follow a few more prompts to setup your Phone until you get to the Transferring Data from Phone screen. There it is so all your data should be copying across now.

Keep the two devices close by and make sure they are plugged into power.

Your new iPhone will restart itself and when you log on you go and check that all your data has transferred across ok. I will check my pictures and see if that are the same. Cool looks like everything has copied across.

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Backup Your iPhone iPad to Google Drive

Hi Guys and welcome to 123myIT. In this video, we will show you how to backup your iPhone or iPad to Google Drive.

By following this video you will be able to backup Contacts, Google Calendar,  Photos & videos to Google Drive. Why would you want to backup to Google Drive? Mainly Storage reasons.

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iCloud has 5 GB free storage space and Google Drive has 15 GB.

Things to be aware of. You need to be on WIFI to back up your data.

Only new content will be backed up if you backup more than once.

Backup your iPhone to Google Drive

In addition, albums will not be backed up to Google Drive. Lastly, you can still keep your iCloud backup and before you do a backup make, sure you delete any videos or pictures you do not need. Such as blurry pictures so, it does not take up your backup space.

Download Google Drive

Let get started. Logon to App Store and search and download Google Drive. Go ahead and Open it up. Tap open and Tap sign in. Sign in with the Google Account you want to back up your iPhone with.

In the top left, tap the menu button and then Tap Storage and View Details to see how much space you have. Tap the X to go back then Tap menu again and go into Settings then Backup. If you don’t want to backup any of these you can go in and toggle them off. I don’t want t backup my contacts or Calendars.

Under Photos and Videos, You have two backup options. Original and High quality. High quality stores the files at a smaller size. Therefore, this does not eat into your storage quota. Once you are done hit Start Backup. Just go ahead and tap allow access.

Backup Complete

Cool out backup is complete let’s check our photos on the phone. Cool our photos are there.

The next step here is important. You need to check that your data has been backed up to Google Drive. Remember your back is only as good as the data you can restore. So always, check what has been backed up.

Go to another computer and login to Google drive or Gmail. In the top, right click on the Rubix cube icon. You can find your contact by clicking the contacts menu. You can find your calendar items by clicking on Calendars. I want to check my photos have been backed up so I click on Photos menu. Awesome there they are they have been backed up.

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MacBook Air M1 vs MacBook Pro M1

Hi Guys and welcome to 123myIT. In this video, we will show you comparison between the Apple MacBook Air M1 vs MacBook Pro M1.

Before I start I already have done a video on the MacBook Air and Pro M1 model and if you want to see that video I will put a link in the top of the video and the description below.

Dirsplay – MacBook Air M1 vs MacBook Pro M1

Display Brightness compare MacBook Air M1 vs MacBook Pro M1
Compare display brightness between MacBook Air M1 and MacBook Pro M1

Both the MacBook Air and Pro M1 come with a 13.3-inch LED Backlit Retina Display with IPS technology. They both a resolution of 2560 x 1600 and 227 pixel per inch, but the Air has 400 nits of brightness and the Pro has 500 nits of brightness. This means you should be able to see the slightly brighter display on the Pro on the right. Its not a massive difference but if you are looking buy the Air or Pro, its something you should consider. True Tone technology also adds a warmer more realistic colour to the display.

 In Terms of how heavy the MacBook Air and Pro are the Air is 2.8 pounds, which is lighter than the MacBook Pro on 3 pounds. The Dimensions are very simular for both models .16-.63 inches high on ther Air compared with .61 inches on the Pro and the are the same in width at 11.97 inches. When talking about portability the Air is slightly lighter but I don’t think the difference between 2.8 pounds and 3 pounds is noticeable.

Pricing – MacBook Air M1 vs MacBook Pro M1

Pricing for the MacBook Air M1 starts at $999 USD and the Pro is $300 more expensive on $1299. You can get the Air in three different colours Space Grey, Gold, Silver and the Pro in Silver and Space Grey. Storage options start at 256GB and go up to 2TB. Using the 256 GB model, I found the upgrade to 512 GB is probably worthwhile as I started having disk space issues after installing the Fortnite game, which requires about 90 GB. I started to wish I had the extra space. So consider this when buying the new MacBooks.

Connectivity

On the left side, you have two Thunderbolt, USB 4 ports. I would have like to see three as one could be taken up with a power adapter. There is No Ethernet, so this model is WIFI only. The USB 4 doubles as a display port so if you have a USB 4 to HDMI adapter you can plug in an external display.

On the right, you have a 3.5 Headphone Jack and there is no SD card reader so it does feel limited in terms of connectivity.

Design

The design of the MacBook Air is different from the Pro as the palm rests slope down slightly at the front. This does make resting your palms on the MacBook Air slightly more comfortable. The Backlit Magic keyboard is a delight to type on and does not bend when pressing the keys. And there is very little flex on the keyboard too. The MacBook Pro does come with a touch bar which replaces the Function keys

Both models have Stereo speakers with Wide Stereo sound. However the MacBook Pro M1 has Stereo speakers with high dynamic range. They sit both side of the keyboard and are designed to point upwards towards your ears. The speakers have the best sound on any laptop I have heard so far. They are truly amazing. Here’s a comparison. Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Trackpad

The Force Touch trackpad is nice and wide on both models however the Trackpad is smaller on the MacBook Air but I never find myself missing a click or having to click twice.

Along the top, you will find an integrated 720p FaceTime HD camera with an indicator light. This is the same webcam on both models and there is no button to manually close the webcam. MacBook Air and Pro have Touch Id built into the power button. This allows you to set a finger print which negates the need for a password and you can log in to your Mac by tapping the power key.

Also included in the box is a 30 watt USB C power adapter for the MacBook Air and the Pro has a 61 watt adapter. You can expect to get up to 18 hours of battery life on the Air and up to 20 hours on the Pro, which is outstanding.

Benchmark

Cool, let us run the benchmarks. Starting the Cinebench software really works the MacBook Air hard. But you wont hear the fan spinning because there is none.

Heres the Cinebench multicore score for the Air which was 5324 this is not as good as the MacBook Pro score which was 7780.

Here is the Geekbench CPU single core score and the Mulitcore score.

Heres the GeekBench Compute score. As you can see the MacBook Pro did much better.

One other thing I noticed too. If you have two Macs and plug them in together via the USB C cable you only need to press the power button on one Mac and it starts up the other Mac Automatically.

You should buy the MacBook Air M1 if you want an affordable Apple Mac computer. It’s a powerful thin light laptop that runs Mac OS Big Sur. It’s very portable and it has amazing battery life and runs whisper silent as it doesn’t have a fac.

You should buy the MacBook Air M1 if you need even better performance and battery life. However it does have a loud fan which can be annoying. Which even model you decide to get I would defiantly recommend getting the 512GB storage model.

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MacBook Air M1 Video

Hi guys and welcome to 123myIT. In this video, we will show you everything you need to know about the Apple MacBook Air M1.

Before I start I already have done a video on the MacBook Pro M1 model and it you want to see that video I will put a link in the top of the video and the description below.

The Design of the MacBook Air M1

On the outside, the design of the Apple MacBook Air M1 has not changed from the previous model. And is also very simular the MacBook Pro M1 If you want to see that video I will put a link in the description. However, the biggest change is on the inside of the Mac. It’s the M1 chip that is custom designed by Apple. Previously a Mac needed multiple chips to deliver its features. Now all those chips are in one Soc. Basically making it faster and more efficient.

The new chip allows the MacBook Air to perform better and run longer on battery, than its Intel-based predecessors.

Pricing – MacBook Air M1

Pricing for the MacBook Air M1 starts around $999 USD for the 256 GB SSD model and goes up to $1999 USD for the 2TB model. In addition, it comes in three different colours Space Grey, Gold and Silver. After using the 256 GB model, I found the upgrade to 512 GB is probably worthwhile as I started having disk space issues after installing Fortnite game, which requires about 90 GB. I started to wish I had the extra space. So consider this when buying the MacBook Air.

Also in the box you will get Warranty and setup documentation. Along with Apple stickers. Included is a 30 watt USB C power adapter. The MacBook Air draws 30 watts of power when charging. And, you can expect to get around 15 hours of battery life. Which is less than the MacBook Pro, but still outstanding for a laptop.

Display – MacBook Air M1

In the box you will have the MacBook Air itself. The MacBook Air M1 comes with a 13.3-inch LED Backlit Retina Display with IPS technology. And it has a resolution of 2560 x 1600 and 227 pixel per inch with 400 nits of brightness. True Tone technology also adds a warmer more realistic colour to the display. In Terms of how heavy the MacBook Air is its 2.8 pounds, which is lighter than the MacBook Pro on 3 pounds. Its Dimensions are .16 inches high and 11.97 inches wide. hHow it has the same footprint as the MacBook Pro.

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MacBook Air M1 Screen

Connectivity

On the left side, you have two Thunderbolt, USB 4 ports. I would have like to see three as one could be taken up with a power adapter. There is No Ethernet, so this model is WIFI only. The USB 4 doubles as a display port so if you have a USB 4 to HDMI adapter you can plug in an external display.

On the right, you have a 3.5 Headphone Jack and there is no SD card reader so it does feel limited in terms of connectivity.

The MacBook Air M1 has Stereo speakers with wide stereo sound. They sit both side of the keyboard and are designed to point upwards towards your ears. The speakers have amazing sound and seem to be louder than the MacBook Pro. Take a listen. Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Keyboard and Touch Bar

Above the keyboard, you have the Touch Bar. This allows you to control whatever apps is on the screen. So for example, I can fast forward or rewind the YouTube song. Alternatively, if I wanted to turn the volume up and down.

The Backlit Magic keyboard is a delight to type on and does not bend when pressing the keys. And there is very little flex on the keyboard too. Which is nice.

The Force Touch trackpad is nice and wide and I never find myself missing a click or having to click twice.

Another nice feature is the MacBook Pro has this always on feature when you open the lid. Just like your iPhone it’s on and ready to go. There is a tiny bit of flex in the lid but generally, it is pretty sturdy. Along the top, you will find an integrated 720p FaceTime HD camera with an indicator light. I would like to see a button to manually close the webcam. It is a nice to have feature for the security conscious.

The overall build is excellent quality but the display hinge does not fold all the way back 180 degrees, however other laptops go all the way to 180 degrees, so it does feels a bit awkward.

Fortnite

I was able to get FortNite to run really well giving up a solid 50 Frames per second on high settings. And when I dropped it back to low settings. I was getting 130 to 140 frames. So much better performance from the gaming side of things. Having said that FortNite did crash on my once. I am not sure if that was down the MacBook hardware being so new or a bug with the FortNite software itself. At any rate, a great result in terms of gaming performance.

Benchmarks

Cool, let us run the benchmarks. Starting the Cinebench software really works the MacBook Air hard. But you wont hear the fan spinning because there is no fan. So you will never have to listen to fan noise on this model it will be wisper quite. One thing to mention is the MacBook Pro does have a fan while the MacBook Air does not.

Heres the Cinebench multicore score which is 5676 which was not as good as the MacBook Pro score which was 7795 points.

Here is the Geekbench CPU score and the GPU score.

Let us run the GFXBench Metal tool. As you can see here the MacBook Air M1 scored and average of 50.9 frames. So not outstanding but a good result.

Should you buy ?

You should buy the MacBook Air M1 if you want an affordable Apple Mac computer. It’s a powerful thin light laptop that runs Mac OS Big Sur. It’s very portable and it has amazing battery life.

You should not buy it if you are looking for an budget laptop as its very expensive. You should also not buy it for gaming. Although it did run Fortnite fine it might struggle with triple A titles.

If you want to see the MacBook Air and Pro review and comparison then subscribe to my channel as I will have this video coming up after this one.

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Apple MacBook Pro M1

Hi Guys and welcome to 123myIT. In this video, we will show you everything you need to know about the Apple MacBook Pro M1.

I have to say right of the bat, I am not a Mac fan. However, this MacBook Pro has me surprised and impressed.

Design of the MacBook Pro M1

On the outside, the design of the Apple MacBook Pro M1 has not changed from the previous model. However, the biggest change is on the inside of the Mac. It’s the M1 chip that is custom designed by Apple. Previously a Mac needed multiple chips to deliver its features. Now all those chips are in one Soc. Basically making it faster and more efficient.

The new chip allows the MacBook Pro to perform better and run longer on battery, than its Intel-based predecessors.

How much for the MacBook Pro M1?

Pricing for the MacBook Pro M1 starts around $1299 USD for the 256 GB SSD model and goes up to $2299 USD for the 2TB model. In addition, it comes in two difference colours Space Grey and Silver. After using the 256 GB model, I found the upgrade to 512 GB is probably worthwhile as I started having disk space issues after installing Fortnite game, which requires about 90 GB. I started to wish I had the extra space. So consider this when buying the MacBook Pro.

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Fortnite taking up 90GB of hard disk space!

In the box, you will get Warranty and setup documentation. Along with Apple stickers. Also included is a 61 watt USB 4 power adapter. The MacBook draws 61 watts of power when charging. Moreover, you can expect to get around 20 hours of battery life. Which is just outstanding.

Display

Next, you will have the MacBook Pro itself. The MacBook Pro M1 comes with a 13.3-inch LED Backlit Retina Display with IPS technology. And it has a resolution of 2560 x 1600 with 500 nits of brightness. True Tone technology also adds a warmer more realistic colour to the display. In Terms of how heavy the MacBook Pro is its 3 pounds, which is slightly heavier than the MacBook Air on 2.8 pounds. In addition, regards to Dimensions its .61 inches high and 11.97 inches wide.

Connectivity Ports

On the left side, you have two Thunderbolt, USB 4 ports. I would have like to see three as one could be taken up with a power adapter. There is No Ethernet, so this model is WIFI only. The USB 4 doubles as a display port so if you have a USB 4 to HDMI adapter you can plug in an external display.

On the right side, you have a 3.5 Headphone Jack. Moreover, there is no SD card reader which I get it, you can buy an Apple Adapter if you need that. However, it does feel limited in terms of connectivity.

Audio

The MacBook Pro M1 has Stereo speakers with high dynamic range. They sit both side of the keyboard and are designed to point upwards towards your ears. The speakers have the best sound on any laptop I have heard so far. They are truly amazing. Take a listen. Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Touch Bar

Above the keyboard, you have the Touch Bar. This allows you to control whatever apps is on the screen. So for example, I can fast forward or rewind the YouTube song. Alternatively, if I wanted to turn the volume up and down.

The Backlit Magic keyboard is a delight to type on and does not bend when pressing the keys. And there is very little flex on the keyboard too. Which is nice.

The Force Touch trackpad is nice and wide and I never find myself missing a click or having to click twice.

Always On?

Another nice feature is the MacBook Pro has this always on feature when you open the lid. Just like your iPhone it’s on and ready to go. Along the top, you will find an integrated 720p FaceTime HD camera with an indicator light. I would like to see a button to manually close the webcam. It is a nice to have feature for the security conscious.

The overall build is excellent quality but the display hinge does not fold all the way back 180 degrees, however other laptops go all the way to 180 degrees, so it does feels a bit awkward.

Fortnite

Now for the Amazing part, I was able to get FortNite to run really well giving up about 50 to 70 Frames per second on high settings. And when I dropped it back to low settings. I was getting 130 to 140 frames. So much better performance from the gaming side of things. Having said that FortNite did crash on my once. I am not sure if that was down the MacBook hardware being so new or a bug with the FortNite software itself. At any rate, a great result in terms of gaming performance.

Benchmarks

Cool, let us run the benchmarks quick and I will show you the fan noise. Starting the Cinebench software really works the MacBook Pro hard. You can hear the fan spinning its quite loud. To be fair though the room temperature was quite warm at 30o degrees. One thing to mention is the MacBook Pro does have a fan while the MacBook Air does not. So you won’t get any fan noise from the MacBook Air.

Heres the Cinebench multicore score which is 7795 points and if you look at the CPUs ranking its pretty good for a laptop.

Here is the Geekbench CPU score and the GPU score.

Let us run the GFXBench Metal tool. As you can see here the MacBook Pro M1 scored and average of 55.4 frames. So not outstanding but a good result.

Who should buy?

The MacBook Pro M1 is aimed for people who are doing allot of video editing or graphic design work. This laptop is amazing for that type of workload. Plus it’s very portable. For those that want to know if they should buy the MacBook Air or the MacBook Pro I would say that if you a student and just using learning some video editing or graphic design go the MacBook Air. IF you are a professional or semi-professional then go the MacBook Pro. However if you want to see the MacBook Air review and comparison then subscribe to my channel as I will have both of those videos coming up after this one.

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