Apple to Cut iPhone Production Goals by as Many as 10 Million Units Due to Chip Shortages

The ongoing chip shortage facing the tech industry is affecting the production of the iPhone 13 models, according to a new report from Bloomberg.

Apple is expected to cut 2021 ‌iPhone 13‌ production in 2021 by as much as 10 million units due to the shortage.

In the last three months of the year, Apple planned to produce 90 million ‌iPhone 13‌ models, but Apple’s production partners have been informed that the totals will be lower because Broadcom and Texas Instruments are unable to supply enough components.

Apple’s iPhone 13‌ supplies are already limited, and further shortages in the holidays will push delivery times even further forward.

According to an iFixit demolition, the ‌iPhone 13‌ models use a Broadcom AFEM-8215 front-end module and a Broadcom BCM59365 wireless power receiver along with the monitor’s power management IC, array driver, flash LED driver and dual repeater from Texas Instruments.

Apple has been dealing with chip shortages for several months now, and devices like the MacBook Pro, iPhone 11, iPhone 12, iMac, MacBook Air, iPad Pro and more have looked beyond normal shipping estimates when purchased from the Apple Store.

Back in September, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said Apple would halve its MacBook shipments due to component shortages, which may not bode well for the upcoming MacBook Pro machines to be introduced on October 18. MacBook shortage is related to lack of power management integrated circuits, a problem similar to what iPhone models now also seem to face.

The continued chip shortage is expected to last well into 2022, and while Apple is facing supply problems due to the problem, it has been one of the least affected companies in 2021. Other technology companies are also dealing with component shortages, which have been the driving force prices higher.

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