Apple T1

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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.[1] 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,[2] a variant of watchOS,[2] separate from the Intel CPU running macOS.[2]


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  1. 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>
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 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>