The up and coming iMac Pro seems to include an A10 Fusion chip with 512 MB of RAM. While the full usefulness of the A10 chip isn’t yet known, it shows up the chip will empower the support for “Hey Siri”, even when the device is turned off.
As confirmed by Troughton-Smith, the A10 will deal with the booting process and security for the iMac Pro, and with guides into framework sound; he estimated that the chip may support the “Hey Siri” feature which will be always on.
The “Hey Siri” feature talks were immediately affirmed by Rambo, who shared both a boot chime for BridgeOS and the setup process for “Hey Siri” found inside macOS.
Confirmed: “Hey, Siri” is coming to the Mac pic.twitter.com/Dw9bRAzbxD
— Guilherme Rambo (@_inside) November 18, 2017
It is said that ARM-based chips will be incorporated into Macs, and with the T1 chip showing up in the MacBook Pro to drive the Touch Bar a year ago, the talk started working out as expected. The T1 was quite recently the initial phase in the process, however, with Bloomberg revealing in February that a custom “T310” ARM-based Mac chip like the T1 could be set up into future Macs and go up against some extra usefulness, for example, handling “Power Nap” low-control mode processes.
In the month of June, Pike’s Universum revealed that the forthcoming iMac Pro would have a Secure Enclave, recommending the machine would without come with an ARM-construct coprocessor just like on the MacBook Pro.
Uncovered at WWDC in June, the iMac Pro is planned to launch one month from now, but Apple still can’t seem to give a specific launch date for the top of the line desktop that will begin at $4999.