The global chip shortage seemed like a utopia. It was said that all large companies had enough accumulated stock so that they would not have trouble when it comes to manufacturing their own devices. However with Foxconn news and other vendors, things began to get complicated. Now it is known that Apple may have problems making MacBook models.
What is clear is that there is a global semiconductor manufacturing and stock shortage right now that is affecting all types of industries. Almost all hardware these days relies on silicon at some level. The automotive industry is being hit particularly hard as manufacturers are simply they can't produce so many cars as planned while waiting for component availability.
But technology services companies are also beginning to suffer the consequences of this drought. It was said that Apple would not be one of the most affected by this shortage and yet the new reports they allege that the apple company will begin to have a manufacturing problem for some Mac models. MacBook models and also the iPad Pro.
MacBook vendors find themselves caught in a key bottleneck: the process of assembling components on circuit boards. These problems have meant that Apple has been forced to delay the production of a "part of the component orders" in the second half of the year, according to the report mentioned above and prepared by Nikkei. The document does not say which iPad and MacBook models in particular are being affected.
This may mean that Apple has to choose between two bad decisions for end users. The delay delivery of these devices or increase prices. If you choose the second, the first will soon start and affect twice as much. If you choose the first, it may take time for the market to recover, which some say will be in the middle of 2022.