Amazon Web Services EC2 M1 Mac Instances Now Available in Preview

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has just announced that EC2 M1 Mac instances are now available in preview, which will allow developers to access machines with Apple’s M1 chip and re-architect their apps to support M1-powered Macs natively.


Developers building for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV will also benefit from faster builds. EC2 M1 Mac instances deliver up to 60% better price performance over the x86-based EC2 Mac instances for iPhone and Mac app build workloads, according to AWS.

EC2 M1 Mac instances are powered by a combination of two hardware components:

  • The Mac mini, featuring M1 SoC with 8 CPU cores, 8 GPU cores, 16 GiB of memory, and a 16 core Apple Neural Engine.
  • The AWS Nitro System, providing up to 10 Gbps of VPC network bandwidth and 8 Gbps of EBS storage bandwidth through a high-speed Thunderbolt connection.

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