Apple has reportedly delayed iPad and MacBook production due to the global chip shortage


Customers admire iPad Pro products in an Apple retail store in Shanghai.

Customers
admire iPad Pro products in an Apple retail store in
Shanghai.

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Production of some of
Apple
Inc’s MacBooks and iPads has been postponed due to a
global component shortage, the Nikkei reported on Thursday.

Chip shortages have caused delays in a key step in MacBook
production, the report said, adding that some iPad assembly was
postponed because of a shortage of displays and display
components.

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

Apple did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for
comment.

According to the report, Apple’s production plans for iPhones
have not been affected by the supply shortage, however, 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 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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