IMac Pro will feature A10 chip for always-on 'Hey Siri'


IMac Pro will feature A10 chip for always-on 'Hey Siri'

To recall, the iMac Pro is set to go on sale in December.

Apple is rumoured to be using custom ARM chips for more features inside upcoming Macs.

Developer Steve Troughton-Smith notes that the A10 appears to handle macOS' boot and security processes, such as passing firmware to the main Xeon processor and managing media copy protection.

According to the information discovered the new iMac Pro will come with always on Siri and this will apparently be powered by an Apple A1o Fusion chip and 512MB of RAM.

Would you like to see always-on support for Siri on the iMac Pro? Jonathan Levin has combed through BridgeOS code that should accompany the iMac Pro, and it looks as if Apple will be using a cut-down version of the iPhone 7's A10 Fusion chip as a co-processor. After originally introducing Siri to the Mac previous year with macOS Sierra, Apple is readying "Hey Siri" activation much like what's on your iPhone for the Mac, starting with the iMac Pro.

Apple's iMac Pro is expected to arrive next month, and now we're hearing more details surrounding the PC, specifically what's on the inside. In fact, Troughton-Smith suggests that the chip never sleeps, meaning that it runs even when the iMac Pro is completely shut off. For the first time, a Mac is sporting an A10 Fusion CPU.