1 Technology That Intel Corporation Will Soon Integrate Into Its Processors

In late October, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) unveiled its next-generation MacBook Pro laptops. One interesting feature of these systems is that the company replaced the legacy USB ports with Thunderbolt 3 ports (two on the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro; four on the higher-end 13-inch model with Touch Bar as well as on the 15-inch model).

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Apple's new MacBook Pro computers use Thunderbolt 3 for connectivity. Image source: Apple.

Per a teardown reportIntel(NASDAQ: INTC)JHL6540 Thunderbolt 3 controller. It is likely that the MacBook Pro models sporting four Thunderbolt 3 ports will include two of these controllers, as Intel's specification page for the JHL6540 part says that it only supports two Thunderbolt 3 ports.

In addition to supplying Thunderbolt controllers into Apple's new MacBook Pro systems, Intel also provides the main processors for all current Mac systems.

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