The Apple T1 chip is an ARMv7 SoC from Apple driving the System Management Controller (SMC) and Touch ID sensor of the 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. In addition to the traditional tasks of the SMC, this chip operates as a secure enclave for the processing and encryption of fingerprints as well as acting as a gatekeeper to the microphone and FaceTime HD camera protecting these possible targets from potential hacking attempts. The T1 runs bridgeOS, a variant of watchOS, separate from the Intel CPU running macOS.
- Apple, macOS, MacBook Pro, Apple T1, Apple T2 Apple-designed processors, M1, iPhone, App store, Apple One, AirTag, Apple products, iPad, Apple W1, Apple Pay, iMac, Airpods, AirPods Pro, iPad Air, IDFA, Xcode,
Applesimutils, APNs, Apple Developer, APP Ids
- Smith, Ryan (27 October 2016). "Apple Announces 4th Generation MacBook Pro Family: Thinner, Lighter, with Thunderbolt 3 & "Touchbar"". Anandtech. Retrieved 27 October 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- Cunningham, Andrew (28 October 2016). "15 hours with the 13" MacBook Pro, and how Apple's T1 bridges ARM and Intel". Ars Technica. Retrieved 4 December 2018.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>