Due to global chip shortages, Apple produced millions of fewer devices in the past year, including iPhone 13 models. Those vicissitudes seem to be over, as Apple’s supply chain is back into high gear.
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Apple: chip shortages over in 2022
This reports the reliable Taiwanese DigiTimes. Apple’s production is currently at full throttle and would remain so until at least early February. For example, Apple is ready for the Chinese New Year, a period in which there is a strong demand for iPhones, iPads and MacBooks.
At the end of last year, Apple was still dealing with significant shortages of chips and logistical problems, which prevented the company from producing enough iPhone 13 models. The delivery times were especially long for the Pro devices.
The chip shortages were so great that Apple made fewer iPads to be able to supply enough chips for the iPhone 13. The situation is now completely different. The iPad mini 2021 and iPad 2021 are shipping in bulk, and there are according to DigiTimes no signs that Apple plans to scale back production in 2022. The same goes for the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro.
So Apple looks optimistic about its supply chain in 2022. Several of Apple’s suppliers — including Foxconn and Pegatron — would also hire additional staff to fulfill Apple’s orders for 2022.
DigiTimes further confirms previous rumors: Apple plans to release the third-generation iPhone SE in the first half of 2022. According to Mark Gurman of Bloomberg Apple will announce the entry-level iPhone at an Apple event in March or April.
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