23 January 2020
Apple has reportedly asked TSMC to increase Apple A13 chipset production in an attempt to keep up with the iPhone 11 demand. The report is coming from Bloomberg mentioning that iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro are proving to be a huge success in China. The demand is said to be well above what Apple expected at the time of the launch.
Between the two smartphones, iPhone 11 is quoted to be "a particular driver for the increased demand". It has not only surpassed Apple's own expectations but also goals set by industry experts. One of the major reasons behind such a huge popularity is the iPhone 11 pricing. It brings a number of hardware upgrades including newly introduced dual rear cameras which are proving to be tempting for buyers.
Another reason for increasing A13 chipset production is that Apple is working on an affordable iPhone for 2020. This particular model is rumored to feature iPhone 8 design but with the new A13 processor under the hood. It is further speculated to cost significantly cheaper than the iPhone 11. In other words, Apple should be anticipating a huge demand for the upcoming model as well.
The affordable new iPhone, rumored to be called iPhone 9, is said to sport a 4.7-inch display. It will be a compact offering just like what Apple did with the iPhone SE release. It will be sticking with Touch ID (fingerprint authentication) instead of ditching it for Face ID which has become the trend among the newest iPhones. An official launch is expected to sometime in March 2020.