You may not have noticed it, but Apple has quietly become a powerhouse in the chipmaking industry. In recent years, the Cupertino tech giant has taken to producing more and more first-party silicon.
Essentially, what that means is that Apple is making more of the components that go into its popular consumer electronics. A lot of those components are chips at this point, but there’s increasing evidence that Apple could eventually make many of its own components, which would end its reliance on many suppliers. Continue on to the next page to learn more.