Apple Removes Remaining Intel Components from M2 MacBooks

Apple has removed the final remaining Intel components from its latest M2 MacBooks with the Intel JHL8040R USB4 timer chips being replaced with a pair of custom U09PY3 chips. This change was discovered by iFixIt during a recent teardown and documented by Twitter user SkyJuice with the exact reason for the change unknown. This move towards alternative USB4 chips is also present with AMD’s latest Rembrandt laptops switching to retimers such as the KB8001 ‘Matterhorn’ from Swiss startup Kandou who claim to supply five of the six largest PC OEMs with such chips.