It was reported that during the last three months of 2021, Apple was aiming to produce 90 million units of iPhone 13. However, the Bloomberg report says that Broadcom and Texas Instruments, two of Apple’s manufacturing partners, may not be capable of delivering enough components. for production.
This is no surprise, as the global chip shortage has hit the tech industry. In fact, Apple has been one of the least affected companies as many others have raised the prices of their products (Xiaomi, Realme), or have abandoned plans to launch devices (Samsung with the Note series).
The iPhone 13 is not the only product that ‘suffers’
It is not just the iPhone 13 that is experiencing an adverse impact due to the global shortage of chips. Renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said Apple has cut MacBook shipments to half of expectations due to severe component shortages. Interestingly, Apple has announced a special event on October 18 where it is expected to introduce new MacBook Pro models.
Reports have suggested that the ongoing chip shortage will last until 2022. How Apple manages to cope is something we’ll find out later when the company announces its quarterly earnings report on October 28.