Supply chain constraints have caused Apple to suspend production of its iPhone series for the first time since the pandemic began in 2020. According to Nikkei, Apple has been forced to shut down the production line for the first time in more than ten years “for several days” due to supply chain constraints and China’s continuous power restrictions. According to “several sources with knowledge of the matter,” this is the case.
According to Nikkei, this week is typically when Apple’s manufacturing ramps up to meet worldwide demand for the holiday shopping season, but instead of more shifts and 24-hour production schedules, employees have been given time off.
According to Nikkei, production of iPhone 13 models fell short of 20% of its initial targets in September and October. In the meantime, iPad production only reached half of the volume projected in the same time span. Production of older iPhones fell short by 25%, and the situation didn’t improve when November got around.
The complete Nikkei report delves deeper into the specific suppliers of iPhone 13 components and the reasons for their delays, so be sure to check it out at the Source link. Delays are caused by a variety of factors, including Malaysian and Vietnamese lockdown measures, unforeseen power constraints in China, shortages, production bottlenecks, increased component lead times, and more.