Apple likes to stay ahead of the technological curve, and in today’s times one of the bases of that is to upgrade security. This is precisely what they have done with the new T2 chip which can be found on MacBook Pro, Mini, and Air models released in 2018. This chip takes into consideration various controllers within the MacOS and provides a more secure encryption for files as well as securing the boot process.
But these are technical nuances that a regular user may not understand too well. However, they still want to be ensured that their new MacBook Pro or Mini contains the T2 chip and provides their machine better security against malicious IT entities that may corrupt their file or steal information. If are worried about the same follow the steps below, and you should know whether your MacBook is protected by the T2 chip or not.
Open up the ‘Finder’ menu and select the ‘Preference’ tab. While doing so hold down the ‘Option’ button on the keyboard.
This will open up a different dialog box then the usual System Information one. In this dialog box you will see various technical details about your system.
In the left sidebar select the ‘Controller’ option.
On the right side of the dialog box the controller options will be displayed with a ‘Model Name’. If your PC has the T2 chip installed, then the model name will read something like this – ‘Model Name: Apple T2 Chip’. If it reads otherwise then your MacBook model does contain the T2 chip.
In this process you can ensure yourself whether your MacBook has the T2 chip or not.