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This makes no sense. I guess I’ll try to explain. There is a market (that is, consumers willing to pay) for $1400 laptops, be it for Windows, MacOS, even Linux. All of the hardware companies would love to sell as many components as they can to go into $1400 laptops, because that means they are selling a higher margin components to go into said laptop. A $200 Chromebook, on the other hand, is full of low margin hardware, from the CPU, to the display, to the storage. Low margin = low profit, maybe even selling at a loss for the sake of market share. It has nothing to do with Apple, but everything to do with selling products in a profitable range of a given market. Surely you can imagine that. Regarding Apple, who knows what they were paying Intel for CPUs, but they weren’t exactly spec’ing Pentium Golds or even many i3’s. It was i5 at entry level all the way to i9’s.Let me pretend that there is Apple exclusive "$1400 laptop market" and that that market is somehow paying more for mobile CPUs.
Oh wait, I can't.
Which customer did AMD lose?
And in case you missed it, AMD has been supplying Apple with GPUs for pretty much a decade. Now that Apple is moving away from x86, they are also moving away from AMD. Hence, AMD lost a customer in Apple.