Apple didn’t announce the removal of a small yet crucial component from the new Macs. iFixit made this discovery which was soon highlighted by a Twitter user @SkyJuice, who shared an image of the new retimers which replaced the Intel ones. MacRumors spotted this first and posted about the change on their site. If you are wondering why did it change manufacturers, here are a few thoughts. The first one is to probably reduce the dependence on Intel for any kind of component sourcing. However, it isn’t good news for Intel, which lost a good source of revenue from an established tech giant. It has to bid adieu to the commissions it used to make on the sale of every Apple product that used its components.
iFixit discovered a few days ago that Apple had removed all remaining Intel components from the M2 MacBook. While completely disassembling the device, iFixit observed a change in the new Mac device range that had just been introduced a month before. Apple has made the switch to bespoke processors. Since then, its silicon section has released a series of powerful processors. The wildly successful Macs used to be powered by Intel chips, but that is no longer the case. In the processor division as well, the company is putting an emphasis on independence.
The second reason why Apple, or any brand for that matter, switches suppliers is because of saving costs. While the clear reason is unknown, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that Apple is dropping reliance on Intel components by the year-end or so. Meanwhile, the new iPhone 14 lineup will launch in the coming months and holds the potential to create massive revenue for Apple