Wednesday, January 31, 2018
"Although no big consumer facing changes are expected to Apple’s Mac and MacBook line-up this year beyond keeping pace with Moore’s Law, Apple analysts are expecting the crop of 2018 machines to feature in Apple’s push to become self-reliant with regards the design of its chips
Both the Touch Bar enabled MacBook Pro (with the touch input focused T1 chip) and the iMac Pro (with the power and security focused T2 chip) ship with Apple designed co-processor chips. Further afield the AirPods, along with a handful of Beats headphones) have the W1 wireless peripheral chip, the Apple Watch runs with the W2, and iOS devices have had Axx chips running all the way back to the A4.
But the goal may not be restricted to co-processors. In my opinion, and that of many in the geekerati, the goal will be complete control of the design of all of the silicon in your Apple hardware..."
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