False advertising on Apple’s part.
I bought a new Macbook with the M1 chip. And while the chip is impressively fast, runs cool and quiet…the Safari browser is definitely not faster on it.
I clicked around on several sites and the difference is noticeable enough for me. Chrome isn’t just faster for browsing speed, the actual application itself feels lighter than Safari. Maybe it’s the lighter frame UI design or my own mind wanting to believe whatever I want. But I certainly feel Safari is “heavier” somehow.
Sure, I guess you could argue Chrome uses more memory and THAT results in slower speed if you have many tabs open. But raw speed vs speed, Chrome is faster. Safari wins on resource efficiency at best.