Tue. Sep 21st, 2021


An electronic component shortage have severely hit the production of  Apple products leading to impact the MacBook and iPad manufacturing. According to reports, Apple has been affected by the current worldwide chip shortage, with several iPads and MacBook being affected.

Majorly production of MacBook is affected by lack of chip components and on the other hand, production of iPad is affected by lack of display components. As a result of the ongoing problem, Apple has pushed back some of its device requests for affected devices from the very first half of 2021 to eventually in the year.

As Bloomberg, a businessman said “This pandemic has made everyone to buy better resources to cope up with the work load. People are buying bigger Tv, Gaming consoles, better Smartphones and Laptops for the work purpose as well as for the distance learning of students.”

Hence, it is obvious that this pandemic has put burden on the manufactures as the demand for better handsets and laptops is increasing. There is no indication that this would have an effect on any upcoming Apple releases or next-generation devices. For the time being, Apple is feeling the pinch, but not its buyers.

Apple is deferring some product orders from H1 2021 to H2 2021, but the company says it hasn’t had to make any customer adjustments yet. If Apple does, it’ll become a very big news, mostly because the company will always be relatively resistant to problems like this thanks to its highly optimized and managed supply chain.

It is also predicted that the shortage might continue till the year 2022. Not only Apple is facing such kind of shortage issues but other big firms are also facing the same issues. Other big companies like Samsung, General Motors, Tesla are facing the shortage of the parts.

Samsung is facing a serious shortage of chips. According to sources it was quoted that “Globally, there is a significant production and consumption gap for chips in the IT market.” Meanwhile, General Motors have completely stopped production at it’s two sites. Their Spokesperson said that “intent is to make up as much production lost at these plants as possible.” Hence, even the bigger companies are facing extreme shortage of the components!

By Mandy Berg

Mandy is an editor and writer for Plainsmen Post. She's covered everything from the Stanley Cup Finals to the world of lightsaber combat in his young career.

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