We know well that the global chip shortage impacted Apple’s iPhone 13 sales, thus putting the expectations of everyone who pre-ordered the smartphone at risk. And although the new models have not very affordable prices, they have managed to be a huge success among the public. Enough to sell out some of Apple’s proposals. A situation aggravated by the difficulty encountered in the supply chain, which is interfering with the company’s attempt to answer users’ questions.
Chip: Global shortage will affect iPhone production until 2022
The global chip shortage is now well known. Not surprisingly, DigiTimes recently revealed that Apple will not be able to meet the demand for the iPhone 13 from users. Indeed, it would even seem likely that the Cupertino company may have problems at least until February 2022. On the other hand, Apple is certainly not the only one to suffer from the situation, but it continues to amaze us what the impact of the lack of elements for the company’s production is. Just think that in some parts of the world, like India for example, users can’t get their hands on the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Therefore, to try to answer the question of the iPhone as much as possible, Apple has reduced iPad production by 50%. The goal, in fact, would be to change the use of common parts in the production of smartphones. On the other hand, it would appear that some mechanism in the supply chain has been unlocked to allow the company to have integrated circuits available for use in production. On the other hand, with the arrival of the holiday season the demand for the iPhone 13 will also grow, and the supply-demand gap could increase significantly. But we will find out only shortly.