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Apple could use ARM coprocessors for three updated Mac models

Apple could use ARM coprocessors for three updated Mac models
From TechCrunch - January 29, 2018

According to a Bloomberg article, Apple could be working on three new Mac models for this year. All three of them could feature an ARM coprocessor to improve security. Apple isnt switching to ARM chipsets altogether. There will still be an Intel CPU in every Mac, but with a second ARM processor.

Currently, the MacBook Pro features a T1 chip while the iMac Pro features a T2 chip. On the MacBook Pro, the ARM coprocessor handles the Touch ID sensor and the Touch Bar.

This way, your fingerprint is never stored on your laptops SSD driveit remains on the T1 secure enclave. The Intel CPU only gets a positive response when a fingerprint is validated.

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