Apple’s Chip Purchase from Arizona Might Be Marketing Trick: Report

While Apple is expected to buy chips from TSMC’s upcoming fab in Arizona in a bid to lower its reliance on manufacturing in Asia in general, it does not look like the company will ever truly rely itself from Taiwanese chipmaking. As such, our colleagues from Bloomberg believe that the alleged decision, which yet has to be officially announced, is more of a marketing gimmick rather than a decision based on necessity.

But while Apple is yet to confirm the plan to use TSMC’s fab in Arizona, which is set to come online in 2024, let us analyze what Apple might need two years from now and what TSMC is going to offer the mighty company in a couple of years. What you have to bear in mind is that we know about Apple’s supposed intention to use the fab in Arizona only from a Bloomberg report. We assume that the information is accurate as Bloomberg is very reputable source, but we cannot verify it.

Apple’s Needs