Chip shortage leads to Apple production delays

Reuters – The production of some MacBook and iPad, from Apple Inc, was postponed due to the global shortage of components, reported this Thursday the Nikkei, the main stock market index of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Japan.

Chip shortages have led to delays in a key stage in the production of MacBooks, according to the report, which added that the assembly of some iPads it was postponed due to the shortage of screens Y components of screen.

As a result of this setback, Apple delay a portion of the component orders for the two devices from the first semester from this year to the second semester, according to the report, which cited sources familiar with the matter.

Apple no ha answered immediately to this report.

According to the report, Apple’s production plans for the iPhone have not been affected by the supply shortage, although the arrival of some components for the devices is “Quite tight”.

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Component shortages continue to be a problem for the supply chain for Apple, but has not yet affected the availability of any product for consumers, Nikkei added.

Apple’s main supplier, Foxconn, also warned about the squash crisps impacting supply chains to customers, while businesses and consumers around the world bear the brunt of a unprecedented shortages of microchips semiconductors.

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