Apr 13, 2017 10:28 PM EDT
ARM-Based Chip for Next-Gen MacBook Pro: Custom Chip will Reportedly Take More Responsibilities [VIDEO]
It is interesting to take note on what Apple has promised so far. The Cupertino company said it will 'do more' in the pro area. Apple also said that it will still cater professional creatives with great desktop. Following the statements, Phil Schiller mentioned that Apple does not deny any possibility of using a custom chip for MacBook in the future.
The current MacBook Pro's Touch Bar is powered by an ARM-based chip from ARM Holdings Plc. The chip known as T1, is said to enable user to access settings and shortcuts. That is just about all of its duty but Apple might allow a custom build processor to take more responsibilities for other components. An ARM-chip also lets the device to be battery efficient, Bloomberg reported.
Apple admits that a custom chip could be used in a broader term when crafting a specific feature for MacBook Pro. However, the company has aptly said that it has no plan to launch a Mac with touchscreen.
Intel will highly likely to still secure the deal with Apple for years to come but the presence of ARM-based chip inside the MacBook Pro Touch Bar configuration could indicate that Apple is slowly giving the custom chip more responsibilities.
This year, Apple is expected to release the refreshed MacBook Pro and the 10.5-inch iPad Pro. The new models are highly anticipated as analyst Ming Chi-Kuo has predicted that this year will see a major overhaul from Apple. When the company will use ARM-based chip is anyone guess but Apple is reportedly exploring new partners.
Will iMac And MacBook Use An ARM-Based Chip?
Reports have been hinting on the use of ARM silicon for the next iMac and MacBook Pro 2017. However, this is merely speculation from this point. However, Apple might let the chip to optimize its future flagships in CPU and GPU areas, Telegiz reported.