• By The Financial District

Apple Plans To Use Latest TSMC Chips For Its iPhones, Macs Next Year

Apple Inc. is planning to use an updated version of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) chips in its iPhones and Macbooks next year, the Nikkei Asia newspaper reported.


Photo Insert: The current iPhone model has an A15 processor chip and in the recent Apple launch event, the company said iPhone 14 Pro models will also have the same.



The A17 mobile processor, which is currently under development, will be mass-produced using TSMC's N3E chipmaking tech, expected to be available in the second half of next year, the report said, citing people familiar with the matter.


The A17 will be used in the premium entry in the iPhone lineup slated for release in 2023, it added.



The current iPhone model has an A15 processor chip and in the recent Apple launch event, the company said iPhone 14 Pro models will also have the same.


The chipmaker controls about 54% of the global market for contractually produced chips, supplying firms including Apple and Qualcomm Inc., Reuters reported.



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