In November 2020, Apple initiated its transition plan from Intel to its own silicon by releasing Macs powered by Apple’s M1 chip.
Apparently, Intel is facing difficulty accepting this as they launched an anti-M1 Mac ad campaign last week. Interestingly, Intel now hopes to manufacture chips for Apple in the near future.
Intel’s CEO, Pat Gelsinger, shed some light on the company’s future plans. The plan includes two new chip factories under construction in Arizona and the start of “Intel Foundry Services” business. Intel has plans to become a major supplier of chips in the USA and Europe by manufacturing chips for other companies.
While revealing the plan, CEO Pat also said that Intel might approach Apple to produce chips for them, but it will only happen if Apple agrees to it.
Currently, Apple gets chips for all its devices from its sole supplier, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), so there is a probability that Apple and Intel might reach an agreement. However, Intel might have made the unwise move of making anti mac ads that featured actor Justin Long that compared Apple Macs and Intel-powered laptops in a way that showed the Intel-based laptops’ superiority.