During a conference with shareholders, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook focused on the last year’s semiconductor shortage, confirming that it will impact on the supply of many of the company’s products: probably the stocks of iPhone 13, of the new Apple W
Tim Cook’s words, which some analysts said were only about iPhone 13, would actually refer to a much more serious situation than initially expected: the availability of iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 would also be at risk than in some configurations
The same applies to clocks designed in Cupertino. On September 14, during the keynote that will present the new iPhone, Apple Watch Series 7 will probably be announced: the new Apple Watch will also be available in limited quantities at launch. The 6 Series would also suffer from the same problem, although it has been on the market for almost a year: the configurations with aluminium houses, in particular, would be untraceable.
Not even on the M1 chip front, the news is reassuring: all products using M1 technology will be sent back in delivery. Definitely the delays will concern the iMac 2021, the MacBooks with chip M1 and the iPad Pro from 11″ and 12″, whose availability is conditioned by shipping times of about two weeks. The problem behind the delays would be precisely the M1 chip, whose demand would be too high for Apple’s production capacities and the availability of raw materials. According to rumor, however, companies that deal with mini-LED displays for new Macs would also be in difficulty keeping in line with market demands.
The situation could be further complicated by Apple’s possible announcement of a new iPad at the keynote on September 14, while Apple’s M2 and M1X chip development could also be slowed down by semiconductor shortage.