Intel is exclusively making the new 10nm Intel Ice Lake quad-core CPUs for Apple MacBook 13 Pro
Apple seems to in the habit of getting things done exclusively for it. In the past, Apple has gotten companies like Foxconn to operate by exclusively making iPhone spares. Now it seems that Apple is taking a leaf out of its iPhone business to its newly released MacBook 13 Pro.
Apple released its latest MacBook Pro on 5th May 2020 with a new Magic Keyboard and 10th Generation Intel Ice Lake quad-core CPU. From the looks of it, Apple has an internal agreement with Intel to supply it with 10th Generation Ice Lake CPUs for MacBook 13 Pro.
Apple will offer the MacBook 13 Pro with Intel 8th Generation CPU with Magic Keyboard at a cheaper price. But it will be offering an Intel produced exclusive Ice Lake quad-core 10th-generation CPU to buyers at an extra price. If you visit the Intel Ark listing for Ice Lake products you will note that the 10th Gen Ice Lake is not listed.
From this, it can be deduced Apple has exclusive access to the 10th generation Intel Ice Lake quad-core CPUs for MacBook 13 Pro. Intel had recently revealed that 10nm Intel Ice Lake parts will be released any time in 2020.
What’s new in MacBook Pro 13 besides the 10nm Intel Ice Lake CPU?
The most significant internal change in MacBook 13 Pro is the new 10th generation Intel Ice Lake based CPU, running at 2.0GHz base clocks and Turbo Boost to up to 3.8GHz. The major features of the top-end MacBook 13 Pro are given below
Dimensions1.56 cm x 30.41 cm x 21.24 cm
|CPU||2.0 GHz/3.8 GHz|
4 CPU Cores
|GPU||Intel Iris Plus|
|Display||13″ 2560 x 1600 IPS LCD|
|Memory||16 GB LPDDR4X-3733|
|SSD||512 GB PCIe SSD|
|USB Ports||4x Thunderbolt 3 (supports DP1.2 & USB 3.1 Gen 2 modes),|
|Battery Capacity/life||58 Wh/10 Hrs|
|Weight||3.1 lbs (1.4 kg)|
The top-end MacBook Pro with Intel Ice Lake parts will come with 16GB of DRAM/ 512GB SSD configuration. If you want 1TB SSD you will have to shell out $200 (Rs.20,000) more.