Sat. Apr 10th, 2021

MacBook,iPad production face delay as supply crunch hits Apple

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On Thursday, The Nikkie reported that, Production of some of Apple Inc’s MacBooks and iPads has been postponed because of a global component shortage.

Chip shortages have affected the important part of MacBook as it has caused delays in its production, the report revealed, adding that some iPad assembly was postponed because of a shortage of displays and display components. (s.nikkei.com/3uAZhI7)

Due to the delay, Apple has drawn back a portion of component orders for the two devices from the first half of this year to the second half, the report hinted, citing sources briefed on the matter.

When Reuters requested for comment on this issue, Apple did not immediately respond to it.

According to the report, Apple’s production plans for iPhones have not been affected by the supply shortage, but the supply of some components for the devices is “quite tight”.

The shortage of components remains a supply chain issue for Apple, but has not yet impacted any product availability for consumers, Nikkei added.

Apple’s major supplier Foxconn has also been warned of the chip shortage affecting supply chains to clients, with businesses and consumers across the globe facing the brunt of an unprecedented shortage in semiconductor microchips.

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