Nikkei on Thursday postponed production of Apple Inc.’s MacBook and iPad due to a global component shortage. An important step in MacBook production has been delayed due to chip shortages, with the report stating that some iPad assemblies were postponed due to a lack of display and display components.
As a result of the delay, Apple has pushed back a portion of component orders for the two devices from the first half of this year to the second half, the report said citing sources. Apple did not immediately respond to Reuters’ request for comment.
Reportedly, Apple’s production plans for iPhones have not been affected by supply shortages, however, the supply of some components for the devices is “quite tight.” Nikkei said that the lack of components remains a supply chain issue for Apple, but has not yet had any impact on the availability of any product.
Apple’s major supplier Foxconn has warned customers of chip shortages affecting supply chains, with businesses and consumers around the world facing an unprecedented shortage in semiconductor microchips.