Apple Increase orders for iPhone 13 chips when reducing orders for old iPhone

Apple Increase orders for iPhone 13 chips when reducing orders for old iPhone

Currently, Apple is working hard to cope with the delay in shipment of iPhone 13 models. In a recent earnings conference call, Apple CEO Tim Cook warned that in the coming months, industry-wide supply shortages may affect iPhone production, and increased demand for the latest iPhone may exacerbate supply problems.

IT Home learned that Apple is still selling iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 11 and iPhone SE 2 in online stores. Previously, Apple discontinued the iPhone XR, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max when it launched the iPhone 13 series in September.

Highlights

  • TSMC’s 3nm process will first be used to manufacture iPhone chips. A previous report from Nikkei Asia stated that Apple will debut its next-generation 3nm chip technology in the iPad Pro in 2022.

  •  TSMC is still expected to achieve mass production of 3nm process technology in the second half of 2022, with monthly output reaching 55,000 wafers.

Apple is currently struggling with shipment delays on all configurations of ‌iPhone 13‌ models, with three- to four- week delays in shipments in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

Apple continues to sell the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, and iPhone 11 on its online store, and also offers the iPhone SE 2 for users who prefer an affordable ‌iPhone‌ with a Home button. Apple discontinued the ‌iPhone‌ XR, ‌iPhone 12‌ Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max when it launched the ‌iPhone 13‌ series in September.

Older-generation models aren’t doing that much better, either. As of writing, online ‌iPhone 12‌ and 12 mini orders face a one- to two-week shipping delay, while ‌iPhone 11‌ orders face an up to five-week delay.

During Apple’s last earnings call, CEO Tim Cook warned that industry-wide shortages could be impacting ‌iPhone‌ production in the coming months, while increased demand for the latest iPhones could well be exacerbating supply issues.

iPhone 13‌‌ orders have seen strong early demand, with minimal near-term component headwinds for the devices suggesting lengthy delivery estimates are a result of high demand rather than low supply.