What you need to know
- Apple will make some 96 million iPhones in the first half of 2021.
- That's a 30% increase year-on-year, which a report says is driven by surging demand for iPhone 12.
A new report says that a surge in demand for Apple's iPhone 12 will push the company to make 96 million iPhones in the first half of 2021, a 30% increase year-on-year.
From Nikkei Asian Review:
An Apple supplier exec told the outlet that the outlook for 2021 is "quite bright." Specifically, demand for the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max is stronger than expected. The iPhone 12 is reportedly in line with estimated demand, whilst that of the iPhone 12 mini is "a bit sluggish".
As the report notes, this will be a break in two consecutive declines in iPhone shipments in 2018 and 2019, and that Apple's addition of 5G to the device seems to be the reason iPhone will buck that particular trend next year.
The report further notes that Apple has "an aggressive production schedule" lined up for both the MacBook Pro and iMac Pro next year.
Interestingly, fighting a "serious component shortage" this year, Apple reportedly reallocated parts earmarked for the iPad and used them to make iPhones instead, reportedly at the cost of some 2-3 million iPads.
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