Apple’s biggest problem right now is undoubtedly the global chip shortage. This has the entire industry under control and also causes massive manufacturing problems and lost profits for the iPhone manufacturer. But a solution is far from in sight, as a current report states.
Foxconn, Apple’s largest contract manufacturer for the iPhone, expects the continued Chip shortages will continue well into the second half of next year will last. Before that there is no relaxation for the manufacturers concerned, including Apple (source: The Wall Street Journal).
Apple in the grip of the chip crisis
Means for consumers: Furthermore, delivery delays and waiting times when buying new hardware are to be expected. So you should order early and say goodbye to the thought of any spontaneous purchases. According to this, prices will not decrease until well into next year, in case of doubt they will remain stable or maybe even increase – depending on the (scarce) supply.
Apple was able to defy the crisis for a long time, but in the past quarter it also caught the industry leader. According to Apple’s own information you had to forego $ 6 billion in revenueMoney that could have been made with better availability of the goods (iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac). For the current quarter, one expects even more lost profits and sales.
With such exciting Videos arouses Apple’s desires, but then it’s time to wait for a possible order:
Relaxation with the iPhone 13?
But there is at least a ray of hope on the horizon. We received reports of a slight relaxation in the iPhone production, although one can certainly not speak of a normalization yet. Some However, we were surprised and skeptical about Apple’s great confidence in its ability to deliver at Christmas. For example, they promise timely dispatch of all models of the iPhone 13 if they are ordered by December 22nd at the latest. All this in view of the fact that you now have to wait at least another month for the iPhone 13 Pro, for example.
You are more realistic with the iPad and MacBook Pro. It is better to order these devices from the Apple Online Store in November or by the beginning of December at the latest, otherwise punctual delivery will not be a celebration. Here the chip crisis shows the current extent of the problem.