According to insiders, Cupertinos is faced with the fact that Japanese supplier of chemicals for the production of chips, Showa Denko KK, has increased the price due to economic problems. This caused the prices of TSMC’s finished products to rise.
Sources say that various supply chains are increasing the cost of raw materials and chemicals for semiconductor production by at least tenfold over the course of 2022. All this, apparently, will be the reason why the brand new iPhone 14 costs more than models from previous years.
Recall that previous users said that the latest Apple A16 Bionic chip will be exclusive to Pro models of the new iPhone. The base iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus will receive the Apple A15.