iPhone 15’s Exclusive 3nm Chips Threaten the Future of Windows Laptops
In an upcoming iPhone 15 launch at Apple’s September Event, the supply chain report has highlighted that major chip manufacturer TSMC will exclusively produce 3nm chips for Apple for the rest of the year. This decision, although seemingly minor, could have far-reaching implications for various devices, extending beyond smartphones. TSMC, being the world’s largest chipmaker, collaborates with numerous companies across different industries, including smartphones, graphics cards, TVs, and automobiles.
The allocation of a substantial portion of TSMC’s resources to Apple may have a ripple effect, causing delays for other customers. Apple’s exclusive access to TSMC’s 3nm process could have significant advantages, as smaller chips tend to be more efficient, accommodating more transistors and cores while requiring less power and generating less heat.