T2 or not T2

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Trusteft, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. Trusteft macrumors 6502a


    Nov 5, 2014
    I was wondering if the next iMac refresh will come with a T2 chip or not.
    My guess is that it will.
    I like the idea for any boost it will give to rendering videos in x265.
    Of course with the latest refresh only a few months away, it will probably not be till 2020 till that comes out.
  2. mikehalloran macrumors 68000

    Oct 14, 2018
    The Sillie Con Valley
  3. CPL593H macrumors member

    Aug 26, 2018
    Would mean a final departure from fusion drives. If it’s a total redesign, I’d say yes, T2 and all SSD offerings. Maybe keeping the old 21.5 base model around for schools though.
  4. Trusteft thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Nov 5, 2014
    Getting rid of stock of fusion drives could mean no new/refresh imac this year then. :(

    Good point.
  5. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Of course it will, apple has been adding the T2 to all of their models, why not the next iMac.
  6. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    I expected the 2019 iMacs would have the t2, and was surprised when they didn't.

    But any new iMacs that come out... almost certainly will have the t2...
  7. whosthis macrumors member

    Aug 21, 2008
    When the T2 will be integrated (and it should), it must be a major redesign. New logic board, no more HDD or FusionDrive options, no internal SATA port (basically the requirement for the T2).

    This is something that you'd really announce with a big bang, so probably also with a new screen, camera / sensors and case. The new board should be updated with 10 GBit option, and more / better ports, to match the Mac Mini at least.

    If the latest update was indeed later than planned for due to problems with Intel, the new machine could come sooner than people think. But it might be a year in the future as well. We just don't know (hence I ordered the current model today - with a guaranteed door to the RAM).

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