iPhone 12 Said to be Facing Severe Shortage of Power Management Chips

Apple is facing a severe shortage of vital power management chips for the iPhone 12, as well as other devices, according to Bloomberg.

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Bloomberg notes that power management is particularly important for the ‌iPhone‌ 12 due to its additional camera features and 5G capabilities. Apple has multiple power management chip suppliers, as revealed by a recent teardown from iFixit.

The ‌iPhone‌ 12 Pro uses a power management chip for the camera system from Texas Instruments, and an equivalent chip from STMicroelectronics and Qualcomm for the 5G modem, in addition to a power management chip designed by Apple itself.

The shortage of power management chips is reportedly causing a bottleneck in Apple's already frustrated supply situation, further complicating its ability to meet holiday demand.

Apple is now facing supply constraints across multiple devices, including the ‌iPhone‌, iPad, and Apple Watch, leading to long wait times for orders. At the end of last month, Apple CEO Tim Cook told investors that the company is "working really, really hard" to remedy the ongoing supply issues.

Earlier today, it was reported that Apple has been repurposing components from iPad models in the ‌iPhone‌ 12 Pro in an effort to meet demand.

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Top Rated Comments

WiiDSmoker Avatar
43 months ago

This is why we have Tim. He might not be the creative genius like Steve, but he’s definitely the supply chain genius.
Except they’re having massive supply issues.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
johannnn Avatar
43 months ago
This is why we have Tim. He might not be the creative genius like Steve, but he’s definitely the supply chain genius.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DelayedGratificationGene Avatar
43 months ago

Except they’re having massive supply issues.
You mean massive demand issues
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PBG4 Dude Avatar
43 months ago

Except they’re having massive supply issues.
It’s almost as if all their suppliers had to stop making things for a couple few months earlier this year and haven’t been able to catch up yet. I wonder why???
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DelayedGratificationGene Avatar
43 months ago
Just think about all those people upset about the elections. They are going to buy comfort food and an iPhone 12 pro max to ease the pain
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr. Dee Avatar
43 months ago
Glad all my upgrade plans are in 2023 so I can wait.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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