Of course you would expect this to happen! Whaddaya expect? There is no such thing as a free lunch.
Mac & iOS are well known to have spyware - iTunes is the most notorious culprit, always pushing the suckers to buy & buy with adware. Siri, their maps, Safari, its all spyware. There is no doubt whatsoever that they are logging usage data and reporting to CrApple.
There is also no doubt that their M1 processors probably aggressively pre-fetch & cache or execute data in order to boost performance numbers.
Samsung rates the 980 PRO for up to 1.5 million hours of use, for example, or 300 TB of total writes.