Apple May Be planning to ditch Intel chips and Select for in-house chips for its Mac lineup as early as 2020 or 2021.
This comes in reputed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who asserts Apple will work with its main chip maker, Taiwan-based TSMC, to integrate custom processing chips to its upcoming laptop lineup. This follows a Bloomberg report before this season which said Apple plans to ditch Intel processors by 2020. Furthermore, Kuo also asserts that an autonomous Apple Car system which might also run on Apple’s processors by 2023.
Kuo reportedly states Apple will introduce the very first Mac apparatus with its habit ARM-based chips sometime in 2020 or 2021. He adds that the switch from Intel processors to its will help Apple have significantly more control over the product launch schedule, have higher profit margins, and possibly hit new cost points on future Macs.
Aside from that, Apple can also be called to work with TSMC to produce customized chips for the upcoming ambitious Apple Car Advanced Driver Assistance Systems project. Kuo believes that Apple’s processors will force a solution that’ll bring Level 4 or perhaps Level 5 complete autonomous driving to the business. According to him, just TSMC’s 3nm or 5nm chips can allow that amount of autonomous driving.
Kuo considers that TSMC will continue to remain the center chip maker for Apple’s processors over the upcoming few decades. He also goes on to say that Apple will become more reliant on TSMC due to the provider’s”high excellent design and production” in comparison to other suppliers. There’s also no conflict of interest between the two businesses, unlike with Samsung, that has before been a producer for some of Apple’s chips. Kuo notes that TSMC will remain the sole supplier for the approaching A13 and A14 processors in 2019 and 2020 respectively.