Chipmaker TSMC will give chips for the “iPhone 13” production priority going into the third quarter. Apple’s chipmaking partner will also work to produce orders for automotive companies and other device chips, amid the current supply shortfall, says a report by DigiTimes.
Other chip suppliers in Apple’s supply chain will also be scaling up to fulfill Apple’s needs during the third quarter. Genesys Logic and Parade Technologies will work to fulfill Apple’s orders for the quarter, which are said to be higher than second-quarter levels. Chipmakers are poised to see Apple’s orders peak for 2021 in the fourth quarter, said DigiTimes‘ supply chain sources.
Apple’s “iPhone 13” lineup, expected to debut in September, is expected to resemble the iPhone 12 lineup, with four devices to be available in sizes that include 5.4-inches, 6.1-inches, and 6.7-inches. Two of the devices will be “Pro” models offering “pro” features, while the other two models will be offered as lower-cost alternatives.
Internally, the “iPhone 13” lineup is expected to boast camera improvements, a faster A-series processor, increased battery life, a new 5G chip from Qualcomm, and a smaller screen notch.