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Apple orders TSMC to manufacture more Aion Bionic chips due to high demand for iPhone 11

iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 pro

The demand for the iPhone 11 is surprising Apple itself and its suppliers. Yesterday we told you that the iPhone 11 range had been the most sold last quarter and that the iPhone 11 accounted for almost 40% of all iPhone sales, important data after a year not so good for the iPhone.

Due to this unforeseen demand by Apple, the apple company has asked TSMC, the company in charge of manufacturing its processors, to increase the production of the Bionic A13 chip that includes the latest iPhone for this purpose. manufacture more devices and meet this demand, as reported Bloomberg.

IPhone 11s sell better than expected

The detailed report of Bloomberg He says the demand for the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro "is exceeding Apple's market and expectations." For that reason, Apple has been forced to ask TSMC to increase production of the Bionic A13 processor to keep up with that demand. According to the sources of Bloomberg, the normal iPhone 11 is the "big driver of the highest demand."

iPhone 11

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However, there could also be other reasons for Apple to order to increase the production of its most modern processor. Remember that the company plans to launch a new iPhone model at the beginning of 2020, the supposed iPhone SE 2, which should be called iPhone 9, also use the Bionic A13 chip, so Apple may be requesting to increase production for this device as well, although this should have already entered into the original plans.

TSMC carries many years working with Apple in the production of its processors, creating them exactly as designed by Apple engineers. The Bionic A13 processor is manufactured with a 7 nm processor, but TSMC is already starting to manufacture the new A14 processor of the iPhone 12 than using a 5 nm process, so it should be more energy efficient and faster on equal terms .