Apple Conceivably Designing its own Power Management Microchip
Apple is stepping up the game with plans to design its very own graphics microchip for the iPhone, but that doesn’t mean that the company plans to stop there. In accordance to the Reuters and German investment banks, Apple is allegedly piecing up a team to of designers to design its very own battery management chip for the upcoming iPhone.
By fabricating its own microchips, Apple could reach out to new possibilities and hopefully a bit further to making the iPhone a little more proficient in the power usage department. This way, the company could gain an edge to beat Android makers regarding the battery life and power usage section.
Apple is currently operating with a German supplier Dialog Semiconductor. According to Dialog, the company has already managed to design the power management chips for its next two iPhones devices of 2017 and 2018. That implies that no changes are to be expected any time soon.
But things are certain to take a rapid change in 2019 as Apple could be piecing together its own assembly team in Germany. The company has been making approaches to Dialog engineers to persuade them to join Apple.
Apple is a company with over tens of millions iPhone sales every year. Today’s news might have an immense impact on Dialog. That’s why Dialog shares are presently trading down 15 percent.
It’s exciting to see that Apple is moving down its supply chain and substituting its most essential suppliers one by one. Apple seems to be wanting full control everything of its iPhone, and it seems pretty reasonable since it is by far the company’s most successful device.