Apple got rid of Intel's semiconductors in the last MacBook Pro

Apple got rid of Intel's semiconductors in the last MacBook Pro

Apple in the latest MacBook models has eliminated the latest chips that were somehow linked to Intel. A breakdown of the new MacBook Pro on the Apple M2 processor showed that it does not use retymers for USB4 production by Intel that were present in the previous generation's laptops.

In the previous generation of Apple MacBook Pro models, Apple used the Intel JHL8040R to support USB4 and Thunderbolt retimer interfaces. The 2022 model uses U09PY3 semiconductors.

The manufacturer of U09PY3 could not be installed, but it was not exactly Intel. Apple itself did not say anything about changing the component base. However, no one expected it to be. The company may have decided to replace the chips on the basis of logistical considerations or considered it financially beneficial. Another reason might be that Apple was not satisfied with the work of Intel JHL8040R devices. However, these are only guesses and assumptions.

Curiously, intel retimers for USB4 seem to have been abandoned not only by Apple, but also by AMD. Some users pointed out that the latest AmD Rembrandt laptops do not use these conductors. Instead, they use USB4 retitlings with KB8001 Matterhorn from the Swiss launch company Kandu. According to this company, its products and the devices themselves are compatible with all the platforms on the market.