""We have placed non-cancellable inventory orders for certain products in advance of our normal lead times, paid premiums and provided deposits to secure normal and incremental future supply and capacity and may need to continue to do so in the future," a statement by Nvidia reads. "
Exactly how much GPU (Ampere) can they produce in a year to guarantee steady supply of graphics card in the market so their price can be "normal" again.
My thoughts exactly. If Nvidia and AMD pay 200-300 million each, Apple is probably around a full billion. More so because they are aiming to be a node ahead of other customers.I'd be a sizable chunk of that money is from Apple. With them moving their whole line to M1 variants over the past year, they need to guarantee supply.
They also have the deep pockets to pay long in advance for capacity...