What you need to know
- COVID continues to disrupt Apple's supply chain plans.
- A new report says it has opted to start production of new upcoming AirPods in China.
- Apple is also waiting to move some MacBook and iPad production to Vietnam.
A new report says that COVID surges continue to disrupt Apple's supply chain plans, including the production of its rumored upcoming AirPods 3.
Nikkei Asia reports:
This is the second such report stating that Apple has opted to make its new AirPods in China because of COVID. Furthermore, Nikkei says COVID has put on hold Apple's plans to move MacBook and iPad production too:
Recent reports indicate Apple's next-generation of AirPods are due this year and promise to be a huge upgrade on the previous model:
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