Overseas Report Says Apple Cut iPhone 14 Orders By 10% Despite Rumors Of Strong Demand
Digitimes, not known for its accuracy, said yesterday: “It is clear that mass production of Apple’s iPhone 14 series has started, but the target shipment of the first wave of 90 million units has been reduced by 10%.” TSMC, the largest independent chip foundry in the world, counts Apple as its top customer. The company takes the chip designs submitted by companies like Apple and builds the final product. Three of TSMC’s top customers, Apple, AMD and NVIDIA, have cut orders for certain chips.
Render of the 6.7-inch Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
Again, there is speculation that only the iPhone 14 Pro variants (iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max) will have the new A16 Bionic under the hood. This has angered several iPhone users who are wondering why they have to pay the usual amount for a new iPhone powered by an older SoC. This is an argument we’ll likely hear more about after the iPhone 14 series unveiling in September, as there’s been no official release from Apple about its semiconductor plans for the 2022 iPhone models.
Has Ming-Chi Kuo Lost Its Credibility As A Source Of Accurate Apple Leaks?
As long as we include analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in this story, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention that the TF International analyst has encountered some controversy over a recent tweet he posted stating that Apple “failed” and was unable to to develop an in-home 5G modem chip for the iPhone.
The tweet suggested the company had made a mistake in designing the chip and said Apple would continue to work on it. Hoped to reduce its reliance on Qualcomm, Apple had developed its own internal modem that was expected to appear on the 2023 iPhone 15 series. In his tweet, Kuo wrote that as a result of this failure, Qualcomm would be the exclusive supplier of the 5G modem chips that will be used on the new iPhone models due to be released in the second half of 2023, a sharp increase from the previous year. share of 20%. which Qualcomm expected to pick up for the iPhone 15 line.