Apple: Supply chain problems ease11. November 2021
Apple: Supply chain problems ease
San Francisco, 11/11/2021
Apple’s supply chain problems for the iPhone 13 are gradually easing, although supply won’t meet demand until February, according to a Digitimes report. Suppliers are ramping up production to address a shortage of key chips.
In April, Apple warned that shortages would affect Mac and iPad production, and later added iPhones to that list. During a quarterly earnings conference call last month, CEO Tim Cook pointed to supply shortages of Macs, iPhones and iPads as responsible for missed revenue expectations.
Apple has scaled back iPad production to reallocate components for the iPhone 13. The company is also using parts from older iPhones to support production.
Because suppliers have ramped up production, iPhone 13 availability is expected to improve just before the holidays.
In the U.S., iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini shipments are expected around mid-November or later, while the first iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max shipments are expected in December.
Some Apple Stores are currently offering same-day pickup for non-Pro models.