Apple is apparently having difficulties producing sufficient numbers of its new iPhone generation.
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Two areas in particular were affected
According to the report, it is specifically about Hardware from Broadcom and Texas Instruments (TI)that do not arrive in sufficient numbers for the iPhone 13. According to the first teardowns of the devices, there are at least two modules from Broadcom (probably more) and various components from TI in the devices – for example for contactless power supply, power and display management, lightning control, as repeaters and front-end modules. Apple is said to have had difficulties for months in getting enough components, and Macs and older iPhone models and iPads are also affected, it is said.
Most recently, Apple postponed the introduction of the Apple Watch Series 7 by a good month, and the computer clocks are now waiting until November. The high-end versions of the iPhone 13 are particularly difficult to get, there are no stocks in Apple stores, and orders will not arrive until mid-November at the earliest. All of this could negatively affect Apple’s holiday shopping season.
Wall Street straft Apple ab
Wall Street reacted harshly to the news. In after-hours trading, Apple shares were down by over 1 percent, after a 0.9 percent decline yesterday. Broadcom and TI stocks were also under pressure.
It is unclear how long the problems will last. In the global chip crisis, there were already factory closings in various areas because there was a lack of preliminary products. Car manufacturers are reducing their production or delivering vehicles incomplete or with old components.
Manufacturers of cheap cell phones suffer just as much as large corporations like Apple or Samsung. It is currently expected that the difficulties will continue into the coming year. In addition, there is an overheated freight market, which is achieving record prices for container ship transports, for example.
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