What you need to know
- A new report says that the global chip shortage is now affecting Apple.
- MacBook and iPad production are starting to experience delays.
Apple was able to avoid the global chip shortage for a while, but that time is now over.
As reported by Nikkei Asia, production of some models of Apple's MacBook and iPad lineup have been delayed due to a lack of the components needed in order to build them.
According to the report, the issue so far is limited to MacBook and iPad models and has not yet impacted iPhone production. Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 13 lineup on its usual release schedule this fall.
Wallace Gou, president and CEO of Silicon Motion, said that the chip shortage is currently trending in the wrong direction and could cause even more serious issues for smaller hardware companies in the coming quarter.
Apple reportedly did not comment on the story.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.