Apple Replaces Last Remaining Intel-Made Component in M2 MacBook Air
Tuesday July 26, 2022. 12:17 PM , from MacRumors
Earlier this month, the repair website iFixit shared a teardown of the new MacBook Air, revealing a look inside the completely redesigned machine. One subtle detail that went largely unnoticed was that unlike previous Macs, the latest MacBook Air introduces custom-made controllers for the USB and Thunderbolt ports.
iFixit mentioned it in their report, noting they located a 'seemingly Apple-made Thunderbolt 3 driver, instead of the Intel chips we're familiar with.' The new component was shared on Twitter earlier today, where it received more attention.
Few details are known about the controllers, including whether they're custom-made by Apple or a third party. In May 2021, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reported that Apple planned to 'replace the last remaining Intel part with an in-house version. Apple's current M1 Macs still use an Intel component known as a USB Retimer, which helps power the USB-C and Thunderbolt ports on its computer.' Related Roundup: MacBook AirBuyer's Guide: MacBook Air (Buy Now)Related Forum: MacBook AirThis article, "Apple Replaces Last Remaining Intel-Made Component in M2 MacBook Air" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
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