Information on global problems with the supply of processors has appeared on the Web for some time. As a result of these difficulties, Foxconn, one of Apple’s main suppliers, is expecting to reduce supplies. The Nikkei Asia website has published reports that the Cupertino-based company is struggling with a shortage of some components used in the production of iPads and MacBooks.
Due to this state of affairs, the start of production of new models of Apple tablets and notebooks is delayed. In the case of MacBooks, the problem is the lack of availability of certain types of chips that are attached to the motherboard just before the final assembly of these computers.
It is worth adding that the limitations do not only apply to processors. The production lag of iPads is due to a lack of displays and components necessary for their assembly and operation. Due to the lack of the above-mentioned components, Apple has postponed the delivery of the remaining parts and the production of these devices to the second half of the year.
It is not clear how the case is with iPhones. There is divergent information on this topic on the Web. According to some reports, supply problems also apply to parts for these smartphones.
Source: MacRumors for NikkeiAsia