Largest iPhone Supplier Says Chip Shortage to Drag Into Second Half of 2022

Major iPhone supplier Foxconn says that it expects the ongoing chip shortage to continue well into the second half of next year, prolonging struggles of manufacturers, including Apple, to keep up with consumer demand, The Wall Street Journal reports.

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Apple has been dealing with the chip shortage for the past several quarters, but it only started significantly impacting Apple’s business in the most recent quarter. The shortage of specific components and production constraints related to the ongoing public health crisis have impacted ‌iPhone‌, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac availability. Apple said that this past quarter, the shortages cost it $6 billion, and it expects the impact to be even more significant for the holiday season.

Foxconn is Apple's largest supplier for the ‌iPhone‌, and while some reports suggest that production is improving, it's still a length away from being entirely normal. As the holiday season approaches, Apple is encouraging customers to get their holiday orders in early to ensure they receive them in time for the holidays, and the company has provided "order by" dates for some of its most popular products.

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Top Rated Comments

Mr. Dee Avatar
33 months ago
My recommendation, If you don’t really need a new iPhone don’t buy one I would say. If you have an iPhone X to 12, keep it until it stops getting iOS updates. Yes, some will say, it’s your freedom, right and money. But it’s just my opinion.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
33 months ago
So hopefully by Fall, 2022 no more chip shortage?
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jz0309 Avatar
33 months ago
The “chip shortage” is rather complex, new nodes, eg 5nm are fine, older nodes are not and a lot of companies are hording inventory so some of it is artificial. Also interesting to note is that RAM and flash prices are leveling out and even start declining again, an indication that the PC market will decline again.
I think that the chip shortage as in wafer fab is going to end in H1 22 but that is only part of the supply chain.

Overall supply chain is a big mess and it will take long to recover.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ThisBougieLife Avatar
33 months ago
I don’t think the chip shortage is going to end any time soon. I’ll eat my hat when you can get a graphics card for MSRP.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Cosmosent Avatar
33 months ago
I believe the impact is significant right now !

I'm doing a spot check every single day, & it doesn't look good !

If this continues into Feb, many will simply wait for the iPhone 14 !
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Macintosh TV Avatar
33 months ago
The truth is, no one knows when it'll end. At this point this supplier is predicting second half of 2022 but many believe 2023 and even 2024.

All we do know is that it's likely to be more than a year and could last much longer.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)