How ongoing chip shortage is affecting MacBook and iPad production

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Despite its preferential treatment, Apple suffers from the scarcity.

Before now, Apple has managed to escape the consequences of the global chip shortage. Despite Apple’s financial clout and influence in the overall market and software supply chain, the manufacturing of MacBooks and iPads is currently being slowed due to a shortage of components and display driver chips.


The production of each device is being affected by different reasons. The MacBook assembly lines are facing an issue installing specific components on the printed circuit boards. As for iPads, there appears to be a supply issue in displays and display driver chips.

Due to the component shortages Apple is facing, the company had to move part of the components orders from the first half of the year to the second half. With the news, we may have to wait a bit longer before putting our eyes on the rumored upcoming new iPad.

While iPhone demand has not yet been impacted, the availability of certain components for Apple phones appears to be “very tight.” If a corporation like Apple is having those problems, consider what smaller firms (and pretty much everybody else) are going through.

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During Foxconn’s quarterly earnings call last month, the company confirmed that there had been improvements in content availability. It stands to reason that if Apple’s primary supplier is having problems, Apple will inevitably suffer as well.

For the time being, Apple’s component shortage problem seems to be affecting just the production line, implying that shoppers have not yet been impacted by a lack of stock availability or price gouging.

The global chip shortage seems to be worsening by the day. It may have begun by affecting only some high-tech parts, but it quickly spread to the automobile industry, and more recently, it has spread to the entire electronics industry. The more ambitious projections predict that the scarcity will be resolved later this year, although some predict that it will be resolved next year.


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