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iMac Pro: its T2 processor plays security

iMac Pro: its T2 processor plays security

os-x-el-capitan ipa iphoneSo it's been official for a few hours: we know the release date of the new iMac Pro, presented during the last WWDC 2017.

The latter is available for sale from tomorrow for the tidy sum of $ 4,999 (and can reach the $ 18,000 mark) …


Let's talk about the Apple T2 processor

In this article, we are not going to detail the performance of Apple's new desktop computer, although the first results are impressive. If you want to know more, know that an article was published this morning, highlighting its power and the material present.

It is the T2 processor from Apple, which is part of the new iMac, that interests us here. The latter plays the role of assistant to the main processor of the machine by taking over the function of certain components such as the FaceTime camera, the speakers, the SSD but above all the management of the system.

But the big point is the security side of the chip: it is equipped with a secure enclave for storing the key to data encryption. Thus, we can prevent the system from booting via an external hard drive / medium (a password will then be requested to perform the action).

These new security possibilities are managed via a new tab in Mac Preferences: Boot security.