“For years, people have speculated about whether Apple would ditch macOS in favor of iOS, shedding desktops and turning laptops into something like an iPad Pro in a fixed clamshell,” Glenn Fleishman writes for Macworld.
“A version of iOS has apparently come to the Mac, but not in a way that anybody expected,” Fleishman writes. “The new Touch Pad has a separate brain, a custom T1 ARM processor system-on-a-chip (SoC), that looks to be running a stripped-down variant of iOS, possibly derived from watchOS.”
“It makes sense, because Apple has paired Touch ID in iOS with its custom Secure Enclave chip, a tamper-resistent security vault that’s separate from but intertwined with an iPhone or iPad’s processing circuitry,” Fleishman writes. “There’s a Secure Enclave chip in every Touch Bar, just as in every iOS device with Touch ID.”
Much more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Not only that, but you can play Doom on it.
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