Production of some of Apple’s MacBooks and iPads has been postponed due to lack of global share, Nikkei reported on Thursday.
The lack of a chip led to a significant delay in the MacBook production, the report said, adding that some iPad assemblies were postponed due to a lack of display and display components.
As a result of the report’s delay, Apple pushed back part of the component order for both devices from the first half to the second half of this year, the report said, briefing sources on the matter.
Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
According to the report, Apple’s production plans for the iPhones have not been affected by the shortage of supplies; however, the collection of some parts for the devices is “quite tight.”
Lack of parts remains a supply chain issue for Apple, but so far, there has been no impact on any product’s availability to consumers.
Apple’s flagship supplier Foxconn has also warned customers that the lack of a chip will affect the supply chain, with businesses and consumers around the world facing an unprecedented shortage of semiconductor microchips.