Apple cuts iPhone production due to lack of chip, Bloomberg
Apple is cutting production of its iPhone 13 by 10 percent because suppliers to Broadcom and Texas Instruments can’t deliver enough chips for the phone.
Wu wrote, “Apple Inc. is expected to lower its expected iPhone 13 production targets for 2021 to 10 million units. […] The company had expected to produce 90 million new iPhone models in the last three months of the year, but now it is telling manufacturing partners that the total number will be lower as Broadcom Inc. and Texas Instrument Inc. supply more components. Are struggling for
Shares of Apple fell as much as 8% in late trading after the report.
Amid the global supply chain crisis, manufacturers of all types of products have suffered a setback this year, which is expected to continue until next year.
According to the iPhone 13’s iFix teardown, the Broadcom device has four separate chips, including a wireless power receiver, two front-end RF chips, and some sort of filter. Texas devices are thought to have three chips, a USB 2.0 repeater chip, a power management chip for OLED displays, an LED flash driver chip, and a VCSEL laser driver array chip.
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