It could limit the availability of the new iPhone model during the first quarter after launch, which is typically the company’s busiest.
Manzana is experiencing delays in manufacturing its new phones iPhone 12 due to a shortage of specific chips for batteries of the devices.
This will cost the iPhone 11 after presentation of the iPhone 12
In this sense, the shortage of these battery chips could limit the availability of the new iPhone model during the first quarter after the launch, which is usually the most active of the company.
The main causes of this chip shortage is due to the increasing demand for silicon in different products, as well as interruptions in the supply chain due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to sources with information on the matter cited by Bloomberg.
Apple’s main chip supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) warned in October that mobiles with 5G connectivity require 30 to 40 percent more chips than 4G phones.
Further, Apple is also experiencing a shortage of LiDAR scanner system components. for its new phones, as reported by the Nikkei portal.
In response, the company has stopped using some components intended for the iPad to use them in the iPhone 12 Pro, according to people familiar with the matter have indicated to the portal.
This fact “has affected around two million units in the general production of iPad in comparison with its previous production for this year”, has indicated one of the sources.
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