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Apple to Include its Own Chips Inside More Macs

Accepted submission by takyon at 2018-01-30 12:18:33

Apple reportedly planning three more Macs with its own chips inside them []

Apple plans to put custom processors inside at least three more Macs by the end of the year, according to Bloomberg []. There are no details on what the chips will be used for, but the report says they'll appear in updated laptops and a new desktop.

Though Apple has been making custom chips for its phones, tablets, and wearables for years now, the company is only just starting to bring its house-made chips to the Mac. That started in a small way in 2016 with the high-end MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, which included a chip that was used to run the Touch Bar and Touch ID. Then last month, Apple included a custom chip inside the iMac Pro [] that handled, among other things, audio, camera processing, and encryption.

The Bloomberg article includes a detailed history of Apple's chip designs.

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