Apple in 2022: silicon wins, pipeline issues and good enough gadgets


Apple has done a lot in 2022, but as we close the ledgers on what still feels like a recovery year for humanity, it’s hard to find anything that had as big an impact as Apple Silicon.

Because Apple’s own chip program now supports 99% of its desktops, laptops, tablets and iPhones, it has an outsized impact on everything Apple does. The complete control that Apple enjoys over all of its product lines – from silicon to components to build and down to software, interfaces and services – is now unparalleled.