Apple plans to spend $5 billion in AI catch-up

Samantha Wiley
By Samantha Wiley - Senior News Editor

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo mentioned in a Medium post that Apple might be planning to spend billions on AI servers.

Kuo’s survey reveals that Apple might purchase 2,000-3,000 AI servers this year, and another 18,000-20,000 servers next year in an effort to catch up with the AI trend. The numbers will roughly represent 1.3 to 5 percent of total AI server shipments for both years. The analyst further mentioned that the Cupertino-based company will have ‘the most popular specification’, which is the HGX H100 8-GPU by Nvidia. In 2024, it’s believed that Apple will upgrade to the B100 solution.


The AI servers will cost Apple around $620 million this year, and $4.75 billion next year, or roughly $5.37 billion spanning the two years. The lower spending could be due to AI chip shortage and Apple getting in on later than other major customers.

By Samantha Wiley Senior News Editor
Samantha is a senior news editor at iLounge. She has been covering the technology industry for over five years, writing about Apple, Google, and other major companies. Samantha has also worked as a reporter and editor for several other publications.