According to BloombergDue to ongoing disruptions in the semiconductor supply chain, Apple has cut its initial forecast for the iPhone 13 by 11%, from 90 million to 80 million by the end of 2021.
It’s no secret that Apple has reserved the lion’s share of the manufacturing capacity of TSMC, which produces the A15 Bionic mobile processors for the latest iPhone 13. But Apple smartphones, in addition to the A15 Bionic SoC, use many other components and chips. Apple allegedly faced a shortage of some components from Broadcom and Texas Instruments. Recent disassembled report iPhone 13 Pro iFixit revealed that Texas Instruments and Broadcom are responsible for supplying several key components, including display power chips, Face ID Face ID sensors, USB controllers, wireless interfaces, and more.
In a recent (record-breaking financials) quarterly report, Apple CEO Tim Cook warned of potential supply disruptions, reassuring that “Apple will do everything it can to mitigate any negative impact on the business.” But it seems that even Apple, with its huge resources and relationships with suppliers, cannot assemble enough components to produce the required amount of iPhone.
Perhaps Apple will be able to quickly solve problems and ramp up production. It is not yet clear how much these difficulties may affect the availability of the latest iPhone 13 – but now the average delivery time for the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max is 4-5 weeks.
Last Saturday, the first official batch of iPhone 13 arrived in Ukraine – its size was only 8 thousand pieces.
Apple brought to Ukraine the first official batch of its products – 8 thousand iPhone 13 worth more than $ 7.5 million