Back in 2020, Apple had shifted away from Intel processors in favor of its own chips. Now, the iPhone maker had just launched its latest generation of custom silicon, namely the M1 Pro and M1 Pro. But despite team blue losing orders from Apple for its chips, it still seeks on doing business with the iPhone maker.
According to a DigiTimes report, the American chipmaking giant is hoping to acquire chip orders from the smartphone brand, along with South Korea’s Samsung Electronics. In other words, the Cupertino based giant might be planning on diversifying its supply chain away from just TSMC, the world’s largest contract chipmaker. Notably, this news arrives after we had reported on Intel’s CEO, Pat Gelsinger, stating that he hoped to win back chip orders from Apple by making better processors that the smartphone brand.
And now, the report from DigiTimes has revealed that the chipmaker is still trying to enter Apple’s supply chain. The report said that Intel and Samsung are “striving to win orders for Apple’s in house developed Mac processors.” Although, sources close to the matter did point out that this is still unlikely as of right now. While Intel is still seeking orders from Apple for its M1 chips, its actions in the past had suggested otherwise. Previously, the brand had even launched smear campaigns against custom the Mac processors by highlighting their shortcomings.
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