According to industry sources speaking to DigiTimes, Apple, which has already interrupted iPhone 13 production, will have difficulties in selling these devices until February 2022. However, the demand for iPhone 13s will increase on the contrary.
A news shared by Bloomberg in the past weeks showed that Apple would also be seriously affected by the chip crisis. The company, which wanted to manufacture 90 million iPhone 13s before the end of this year, could only produce 80 million units due to the crisis. Sources from the supply chain, speaking to DigiTimes today, showed that the problem will continue for a long time.
Sources speaking to DigiTimes confirmed that Apple will not be able to meet the demand for its new iPhones. According to the news, Apple will continue to experience this problem until February 2022. Therefore, Apple will not be able to sell the iPhone 13 at the desired level. Moreover, despite the already high demand, the demand for iPhones will soon increase worldwide.
Apple has already been hit hard by the chip crisis:
Recently, it was claimed that Apple had reduced iPad production by 50% due to the chip crisis. However, in his latest earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that the chip crisis had cost Apple $9 billion. It is not known whether this loss will increase until the end of this year, and if it does, how much it will increase.
Of course, Apple isn’t the only company in the hairy phone industry affected by the chip crisis. In fact, Apple is among the companies that have been least affected by this crisis. Apple’s rival Samsung, along with other manufacturers such as Oppo and Xiaomi, was negatively affected by this crisis. According to a previously reported information, sellers are having difficulty in having enough stock in mid-segment phones of brands such as Samsung and OnePlus.