Apple debuted its first 5nm chip in the iPad Air 4th gen, revealed last week at its “Time Flies” event. That chip, the A14 Bionic is our first glimpse at the main A14 chip which will make its grander debut in the iPhone 12 next month. In 2019 TSMC reportedly got 20% of its monthly revenue from Apple, making it its largest customer. Earlier in June Apple reportedly ramped up its 7nm chip orders from TSMC and since has made major strives to further TSMC’s place within its supply chain.
Bloomberg reports that Apple will produce anywhere between 74 and 80 million iPhone 12’s this year with TSMC serving as its main supplier for the A14 chip. Mass production for the iPhone 12 and AirTags have already reportedly begun ahead of an October launch.