"Apple previously announced it would remove Intel processors from its product within two years."
Is that correct? I believe Apple only stated that the migration from Intel to Apple Silicon based Macs would be complete in 2 years. Does that mean that they will retire all Intel based Macs or only that an equivalent Apple Silicon based Mac would be available?
I own an M1 Mac mini with 16GB of RAM. I can tell you that this processor is not limited to just streaming and surfing the internet. The author of the article might want to use one of these devices before writing about it as I routinely run a workflow that taxed my i7-8700K with 32GB of RAM and a GTX1080ti. It's a powerhouse of a computer and it's essentially an entry-level "mobile" processor. If you can wrap your head around that, then the M1X will be plenty exciting without having to demean the existing M1.