Apple T1 chip, what is it really made for?

Super Xander

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It appears that an ARM based Apple custom T1 chip appears in the new 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pro lineup, but what does the chip really do other than stores data like Touch ID fingerprints?
 

iregret

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Actually, does anyone have a link to a teardown that talks about the chipset? Is it a repurposed watch chip and wasn't the Apple Watch chip a repurposed iPhone 4s chip?

As in, what clock speed? What's it capable of doing? How much of it's functionality is currently bing utilized? That sort of thing.
 

deadworlds

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Actually, does anyone have a link to a teardown that talks about the chipset? Is it a repurposed watch chip and wasn't the Apple Watch chip a repurposed iPhone 4s chip?

As in, what clock speed? What's it capable of doing? How much of it's functionality is currently bing utilized? That sort of thing.
https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/MacBook+Pro+15-Inch+Touch+Bar+Teardown/73395

Check out steps 6 and 9. They don't specifically talk about what the T1 chip does, but apple did mention it in the keynote as powering the touch bar.


Other sources:

http://appleinsider.com/articles/16...o-touch-bar-and-apples-t1-authentication-chip

https://www.theverge.com/2016/10/28/13454052/apple-macbook-pro-touch-bar-apple-watch-features
 

iregret

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Awesome. Thank you!
[doublepost=1500678795][/doublepost]I have a question. If I wanted to run my own code on the touchbar, how would I go about doing so?
 

deadworlds

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Awesome. Thank you!
[doublepost=1500678795][/doublepost]I have a question. If I wanted to run my own code on the touchbar, how would I go about doing so?
I am new to programming for iOS and have focused on only learning the iOS SDK. As for the Touch Bar, I found this on the Apple website. Scroll down to “getting started” and “reference and sample code”. There should be enough resources there for you to get an idea of how to start programming.

If you are new to programming I suggest you check out apples own books on iBooks, “intro to app development with swift” and “ App development with swift. “ Both are long books but are structured well and do a great job of providing coding challenges and projects.
 

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