MacBook and iPad production has reportedly been affected by a shortage of electronic components.
Referring to sources familiar with the matter, Nikkei Asia announced on Thursday that continuing shortage of global chip has already hit Apple, with some iPad and MacBooks affected. Nikkei Asia reports that some iPad assemblies are affected by a shortage of display components, while production of the MacBook has been delayed due to a shortage of chips – a problem that is affected major manufacturers such as Tesla, GM and Samsung.
Apple did not immediately request a comment on the report.
Nikkei Asia announced that Apple has postponed some of its component orders for the affected gadgets from the first half of 2021 until later in the year as a result of the ongoing problem. But Apple is certainly not alone, affected by a shortage of chips. And a few assessments see the problem, which continues until 2022, including from the Apple vendor Foxconn.
Samsung, for example, is another major chip-hit maker, with co-CEO Koh Dong-jin saying during a recent shareholders’ meeting that there was a “serious imbalance in the supply and demand of chips in the IT sector worldwide.”
Meanwhile, General Motors has shut down production at two of its plants due to a global shortage of components, Detroit Free Press announced on Thursday. General Motors spokesman David Barnas told the newspaper that “the company’s intention is to compensate for as much lost production as possible in these plants.”
In other words, everyone is currently feeling the chip break. Even the most powerful manufacturer on the planet is not immune to a shortage of components.