TSMC podría fabricar en exclusiva los procesadores A12 de los iPhone de este año
One of the most important factors of the chips that will be on the iPhone and iPad this fall is that their nodes will be 7 nanometers instead of 10. That means that the same surface will be able to hold many more transistors, and therefore the performance will increase significantly.
But Apple, like every great technology, has to keep its eyes on the distant future. That is why the company has invested no less than $25 billion in TSMC, one of its main suppliers, providing it with the resources it needs to manufacture chips with 5-nanometer technology .
The news was given by TSMC itself, so we cannot qualify this as a mere rumour. With all that money invested, we can also say that TSMC remains one of Apple’s biggest suppliers for a few more years. It has been since the arrival of the A9 chips released with the iPhone 6s.
This may also intensify the competition between TSMC and Samsung , which has also provided components to Apple and is in fact part of its revenue. But it will be a competition that the end user will not see: we will enjoy the benefits of that competition in the form of smaller, more powerful chips.