Apple is asking suppliers to produce 2.5 million MacBook laptops with its own CPU by February next year, according to people familiar with the matter, in order to quickly reduce its dependence on Intel chips. According to people familiar with the matter, this is the first MacBook to use Apple silicon, an apple self-developed processor, and its initial production orders are equivalent to nearly 20% of the total MacBook shipments in 2019. Last year, macbooks shipped 12.6 million units. < / P > < p > people familiar with the matter added that Apple plans to further replace Intel’s processors with other MacBook models with self-developed CPUs in the second quarter of next year. Apple has said it plans to significantly reduce the use of Intel standard CPUs in its MacBook products within two years. < p > < p > at the same time, Intel’s competitors, such as whirlpool Dell, Lenovo and ASUS, continue to use Intel standard CPUs in their computers. < / P > < p > Apple is scheduled to hold an online launch on November 10, US local time, and is expected to launch Apple silicon MacBook. The new MacBook will be made in China, with processors manufactured by TSMC. Global Tech