Intel confirms Apple MacBook Pro exclusivity for its 28 W Ice Lake processors; kills off the Core i7-1068G7 in the process
The Intel Core i7-1068G7 has been the subject of plenty of online discussion in the last few months, primarily because of its absence. Claimed by Anandtech to be available to OEMs in Q1 2020 and hitting the shelves the following quarter, no Core i7-1068G7 laptops have made their way to market. While we are still a month from the start of Q3 2020, Intel has effectively confirmed the death of the Core i7-1068G7.
Instead, Intel has added the Core i5-1038NG7 and Core i7-1068NG7 to its database. As we touched on previously, Geekbench has confirmed that these processors are in the MacBookPro16,2, the four Thunderbolt 3 version of the new MacBook Pro 13.
So, it would seem that the Core i7-1068G7 is no more. Additionally, Intel has implictly confirmed that its 28 W Ice Lake processors will be Apple exclusives, as we suggested they may be.