The supplier of a key component of the iPhone 14 announces price increases
The iPhone 14 could arrive with prices higher than those of the current generationand it is that as we can read in PhoneArena, a key component of the manufacture of chips at 5 nanometers such as that of the iPhone 14 could involve a significant price increase for TSMC, which would pass from the Taiwanese company to Apple.
This unknown component would be some kind of chemical, since the company that is expected to increase in price is Showa Denko KK, a Japanese chemical company that is fighting against difficulties derived from the increase in energy costs due to the Russian war, the fall in the value of the yen and the supply problems derived from Covid-19.
It is expected that, in the face of rising costs for chipmakers between 20 and 30 percent on all frontsthe chips will receive this change in their prices, something that their customers will pay, and we as end users of the devices will pay too, unfortunately.
The iPhone 14 should arrive with certain newsincluding a new notch design that will appear on higher-end models and that it will be in the form of holes in the screen instead of a protrusion from one edge.