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MacBook and iPad production allegedly affected by global chip shortage

MacBook and iPad production allegedly affected by global chip shortage

Apple is beginning to feel the impact of a global chip shortage.

Sources told Nikkei Asia that production of some MacBook and iPad models has been delayed. Installing components on printed circuit boards, an important step in MacBook manufacturing, has been delayed due to chip shortages. The iPad assembly is also affected due to the lack of display and display components. This forced Apple to postpone orders for some components from the first half to the second half.

So far, future iPhone production plans haven’t been affected, but two sources claim that the supply of certain components is “very tight.” Global chip shortages are a problem in Apple’s supply chain, but Nikkei does not believe it will affect consumer product availability at this time. Apple is rumored to announce the new iPad later this month and the MacBook in the middle of the year.

Reuters reported last month that a global chip shortage is expected to hurt phone shipments this year as Qualcomm struggles to meet demand for mobile chipsets. Samsung is considering skipping the 2021 Galaxy Note due to a “serious imbalance” in the chip. Foxconn expects a component shortage to continue through the second quarter of 2022.

Source: Nikkei Asia



MacBook and iPad production allegedly affected by global chip shortage

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