The global chip shortage is taking its toll on a multitude of electronics makers like Apple . As reported by Bloomberg , the company has been forced to reduce its production of iPhone 13 by 10 million units.
Chips are behind the biggest technological advances.
Apple introduced its new range of mobile phones in September: the iPhone 13. These devices have new camera-centric features, such as capture methods and recording in Dolby Vision HDR.
Initially, Apple had planned to produce 90 million devices, however, now its idea is to manufacture 80 million. The reason? Instruments and Broadcomm, which are the company’s processor component suppliers, have been unable to provide sufficient supplies.
These resources are used to create the circuits for the OLED displays and the Internet connectivity components of the iPhone 13 models . However, the international material crisis has affected the industry of semiconductors used to make processors.
The shortage has mainly affected the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max models. These devices have been on the market from September 24 and can be purchased from Apple’s website. However, the mobile is not delivered until a month after the purchase.
The situation does not take us by surprise
Tim Cook , Apple’s CEO, already warned in April this year that the crisis of chips in its supply chains would affect iPads and Macs .Despite this, he assured that they would maintain a good level of production in the second quarter of the year.
Apple managed to save itself during this period thanks to the reserves of these components in its warehouses. However, as of the third quarter, the situation has worsened and the new iPhone 13s have also suffered.