It’s … a “news” article that quotes a YouTube brand, with no Apple, engineering, R&D, or other authoritative sources. This guy watched a video then wrote an article on the YouTube video. The main dislike I have of that is the YouTube video isn’t authoritative either.
The final 2 paragraphs state:
Overheating became such a big problem that 16 inch MacBook Pro released in 2019 would frequently throttle its Intel i9 processor to speeds lower than the previous i7 processor. Users also complained about its loud fan noise.
To remove this issue, Apple released their own processor called the M1. The M1 processor is much more efficient and does not run nearly as hot as Intel.
This is poor writing (or, perhaps, editing). In no world did Apple see a problem with a 2019 product and then, a year later, develop and release a fully fleshed out M1 processor. M1 development was likely always a thought of Apple’s leadership (using the phone SOC in a Mac) and become a higher priority during Intel’s 7th-gen CPU Apple bug fiascos (Skylake), which anyone can google and clearly see Engineering-level commentary around.
While I’m aware one can say that Apple had throttling issues before the 2019 (and thus the article isn’t literally saying the 2019’s throttling, only, lead to the M1) that’s the conclusion most would draw. It’s both inaccurate (we have many Apple and Intel engineers saying exactly what the problems were…) and unclear. And the “writer” is literally just quoting a YouTube video.
For those curious, here’s an Intel engineer stating Apple’s issues with Intel in the Skylake era: https://www.zdnet.com/article/ex-intel-engineer-apple-turned-away-from-intel-over-skylake-cpu-bugs/
. Yes, I am aware one source is the YouTube video. From the Intel engineer…