According to Nikkei, the production of some Apple MacBooks and iPads have been delayed due to a global part shortage. According to the paper, chip shortages have caused delays in a key phase in MacBook development, and some iPad assembly has been delayed due to a shortage of displays and display components.
Apple has moved back a portion of component orders for the two devices from the first half of this year to the second half as a result of the delay, according to the survey, which cited sources briefed on the matter. A request for comment from Reuters was not immediately returned by Apple.
According to the paper, the supply shortage has had no impact on Apple’s iPhone production plans, but the supply of certain components for the devices is “very tight.” The shortage of components is still a supply chain problem for Apple, but it hasn’t affected consumer product availability yet, according to Nikkei.
The chip shortage is impacting supply chains to customers, according to Apple’s main supplier Foxconn, with companies and consumers around the world suffering from an ongoing shortage of semiconductor microchips.