Apple Inc. is postponing MacBook and iPad production amid the ongoing shortage in global semiconductors, according to a Nikkei Asia report.
The report mentioned that supply constraints on semiconductors has led to shortage of chips that are mounted on MacBook Pro’s circuit board. The iPad is being slowed due to supply chain disruptions for display components. Apple is reportedly preparing to launch new iPad Pro and re-designed MacBooks in the coming months.
The global chip shortage is apparently due to last year's surge in computer/technology demand as millions of people worked from home amid the global pandemic.
Furthermore, the deep freeze in Texas in February shuttered factories run by Samsung Electronics, the world's biggest chipmaker.