Apple cuts iPhone 13 output forecast on chip shortage

An iPhone 13 on display at the Fifth Avenue Apple Store during the launch of the phones on September 24, 2021 in New York City. A news report says the smartphone maker is unlikely to be able to meet production goals before the holiday season due to a global electronic chip shortage. – AFP pic, October 13, 2021.

APPLE is unlikely to meet production goals for its new iPhone before the holidays because of a global electronic chip shortage, a report said yesterday. 

The firm had planned to produce 90 million iPhone 13s before the end of the year, but will have to settle with 80 million as suppliers Broadcom and Texas Instruments cannot meet demand, the Bloomberg News said, citing sources familiar with the matter who asked to remain anonymous.

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