Apple is planning to manufacture about 2.5 million MacBook laptops powered by its own CPUs by February 2021. According to Nikkei’s Asia report iussued on Saturday. Apple is calling suppliers to produce 2.5 million MacBook laptops powered by its in-house designed CPU by early 2021, as the California technology giant looks to rapidly cut its reliance on Intel chips, according to report.
Moreover, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will manufacture the Apple Silicon chips for the new MacBooks using a five-nanometer fabrication process. Meaning the upcoming product could also have the A14 chips from the iPhone 12 and iPad Air.
On other hand, the U.S. tech giant reported, that it intends to completely cut the use of Intel’s standard CPUs, which rivals HP, Dell, Lenovo and Asustek also use for their computers, in its MacBook lineup within two years.
In addition, the company faces geopolitical uncertainties in the Chinese market due to the U.S.-China tech war and Washington’s relentless crackdown on Apple’s biggest Chinese rival. Also, the revenue from China, Apple’s third-largest market after the U.S. and Europe, fell as much as 29% on the year to $7.9 billion last quarter, the lowest since 2014.
Noteworthy, Apple lost its No. 2 position in the global smartphone market to Huawei in 2019, and Xiaomi recently edged it out of the top three in the September quarter, as well as the new waves of COVID-19 in Europe and the U.S.
Earlier, the firm announced that will launch three new MacBooks powered by Apple-designed Arm chipsets in its event on Nov. 10, according to a Bloomberg report.
According to Tech reportes, MacBook Pros with 13- and 16-inch displays, and one 13-inch MacBook Air are ready to debut. Moreover, the firm revealed in WWDC 2020 that it would slowly move from Intel processors to its ARM chipset in its line of personal computers and laptops.
Now, it seems that the company is planning to start this series by launching its ARM-powered Mac computers at its upcoming event. Earlier, Apple incurred losses in its market worth $ 150 billion, as the stock declined by 6%, which is the company’s worst month since 2012, according to CNBC report Issued on Saturday.