Apple has been sourcing components for its iPhones in recent years. Indeed, the Cupertino firm is relying on TSMC for its A-Series chips for iPhones. Last year, sources claimed that the Taiwanese firm would provide Apple with hundreds of millions of A-Series chips for future iPhones. The existing iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max now feature A12 Bionic processors, the first chip that’s built using the 7nm process on the market. The adoption of the new chip allows for a much-improved performance when compared to the A11 chip. Indeed, the iPhone XS and XS Max are among the most powerful smartphones on the market.
As 2019 is finally here and we are expecting to see the unveiling of new iPhones. Apple is planning to hold an event in September where it will announce three new iPhones. The 2019 iPhones will feature A13 Bionic chips at launch. However, Apple has a plan for its new generation mobile chip. Sources say that TSMC will be providing Apple with 5nm chips for 2020 iPhones. Reports also say that Apple and TSMC have reached an agreement which will see the Taiwanese firm supply 60 million chip units. The new chip will be more power-efficient and offers a huge performance boost compared to the current A12 Bionic chip.
The latest reports claim that TSMC is fabricating the 7nm chips for Apple, Samsung, and Huawei. However, Samsung’s chips are not ready yet, which is why the recently-released S10 and S10 Plus still rely on the 8nm processors. Apart from iPhones, Apple is also believed to announce other products this year. Next month, the company will hold an event to showcase new iPads, a cheaper HomePod, and new MacBook. However, it remains unclear what Apple will include in those products. Besides, there will be a new iMac and Mac Pro coming out this year.
Reports claim that Apple will send out invites to press worldwide ahead of its event. Last year, Apple held an education event where it unveiled a new 9.7 inch iPad to target emerging markets. We are expecting to see the successor at this year’s event.
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