Second what reported in these hours, the coronavirus epidemic appears to have no impact on Apple’s plans for next-generation 5-nanometer chip production.
Despite the chaos created by the new virus, Apple would have aggressively increased its orders for new chips, which will power both the iPhone and the new generation iPad Pro, and then get on Mac at the beginning of 2021.
The latest report by TF International Securities’ trusted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that:
The 5nm production process will be the basic technology for the new Apple products in the next 12/18 months. Therefore, the COVID-19 will have no impact on Apple’s investment in 5nm technology, so much so that the Cupertino company has increased shipping forecasts.
Apple is really focusing on this new technology for the next few years, so much so that it has increased orders by 30-40%, which in this way will occupy more productive resources, hindering development for competitors. Taiwanese society CHPT, which will participate in the production of the chipsets, will be one of the main beneficiaries of Apple’s major orders.
Apple could unveil its first 5-nanometer chip, which should be called A14 Bionic, in the fall with the presentation of the new iPhones, so the next one is very likely iPad Pro coming in spring is equipped with the A13X chip, while the model with mini-LED display coming in the fall it may be equipped with the new chip.