Just a day after a report detailed that Apple is working on releasing Macs with its own CPUs by 2020, Intel has launched its new high-end Coffee Lake Core i9 processor for mobile laptops.
Apple has been rumored to be working on its own chips for Macs for quite some time, and now a new report aims to put a date on it.
To start 2018, Intel (and other CPU manufacturers) were faced with a sweeping critical issue in the form of Spectre and Meltdown hardware vulnerabilities.
A major design flaw in processors, with Intel-branded chipsets seeing the lion’s share of attention (but AMD and ARM are also vulnerable), has garnered necessary attention over the last several days, but now Intel says it’s about time to start calming down.
Intel Comments on Recently Discovered Design Flaw; macOS 10.13.2 Already Patched [Updated: ARM and AMD Respond]
The recently discovered design flaw in Intel-branded processors has gained plenty of attention, but now Intel is weighing in and trying to tame the spreading flames.
A fundamental design and security flaw has been discovered in Intel chips which would require a redesign of the Linux, macOS and Windows kernel to patch it. The workaround, however, will lead to a performance hit of anywhere between 5 to 30 percent.
With the 2017 iPhone lineup already out there in the wild, attention is already starting to diverge to what Apple will launch in 2018.
Apple is “engaged” in talks with Intel over the development of next-generation 5G modem for future iPhones. In comparison, Apple engineers have had “limited” talks with engineers from Qualcomm about the development of 5G modem.
Intel and Rival have long been rivals in the processor market. However, both these companies are now working together for improved laptop chips. Since most OEMs pair Intel’s Core H-series of mobile processors with a dedicated GPU from Nvidia, the average system height ends up being around 26mm.
Intel has a new processor on the way, Cannon Lake, but if a new report is accurate, the company may be delaying the launch a bit.