The world is currently facing a chip shortage. This has put a damper on things like the production of electronics, resulting in products being low in supply. So much so that according to a report from Bloomberg, it seems that Apple is being forced to cut the production of the iPhone 13.
The report claims that Apple had expected to produce as many as 90 million units of the iPhone 13 in the last quarter of the year. However, due to the ongoing global chip shortage that has affected its suppliers like Broadcom and Texas Instruments, who apparently are struggling to deliver on the necessary components, Apple will be cutting back on the iPhone 13’s production by as much as 10 million units.
This means that instead of 90 million units, Apple will only be producing 80 million units by the end of 2021. This is still a lot of iPhones, but since companies try to produce as many as they sell or expect to sell, this means that there will be 10 million fewer iPhones in the market which could impact its availability.
As it stands, the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max models are facing some pretty late shipping estimates where depending on the configuration, customers who did not pull the trigger during pre-orders might have to wait until mid-November before their handsets are shipped out to them.