MacBook Pro Touch Bar Pro Runs EOS, A Variant Of WatchOS

Posted: Oct 29 2016, 1:55pm CDT | by , in Apple


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MacBook Pro Touch  Bar Pro Runs eOS, A Variant Of watchOS

The 2016 MacBook Pro is finally out. The general public opinion and analyst view may vary. But Apple thinks Touch bar is definitely the right way to introduce Touch on a PC and this inclusion is here to stay.

When a new hardware or software is usually announced individuals with technical knowledge dig in deep to see what they can find out.

This is what Steve-troughton smith has done too. He has discovered that Apple’s Touch bar is powered by variant of the SoC which is also used in the Apple watch.

Apple calls it the T1 chip. Steve has also found out that the T1 chip that Apple mentioned on October 27 seems to run off a disk image. This disk image is a direct descendent of the watchOS.

watchOS was the operating system used for the Apple Watch. In addition, it also seems like Apple has christened the operating system powering the T1 chip as eOS.

This may be a reference to the fact that the eOS is a true operating system incorporated into the macOS to power the Touch bar specifically. Troughton Smith Steve gave information in his tweet.

It is pretty obvious that Apple did not wish to go into such details at its media event. However Apple was well sure it will be only a matter of time before someone dug deep enough o extract this information.

This hardware integration finding also opens a wider discussion as to what may lie further down the line

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