The semiconductor crisis affects not only PS5 and Xbox Series X, but in general the whole world of technology, and certainly iPhone 13 is no exception. According to a Bloomberg report, Apple was forced to reduce smartphone production, precisely because of the scarce availability of microchips.
According to information shared by the report, Apple’s original goal was to produce 90 million iPhone 13s by the end of 2021, but has been forced to revise this estimate. Bloomberg says the Cupertino-based company has reduced production of the smartphone’s 10 million units, or about 11%. Consequently, this could increase the difficulties in being able to buy the various models of the iPhone 13 range during the Christmas period.
While the A15 Bionic chip of the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro are made by TSMC, there are many other components made with semiconductors made by other manufacturers. According to the analyzes of iFixit, some key elements are made by companies such as Texas Instruments and Broadcom.
Last July Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, had already anticipated possible production problems due to the shortage of chips during a meeting with shareholders, stating “we will do everything possible to mitigate any circumstances that arise”. However, apparently, despite the efforts the Cupertino house was forced to revise its production targets.
Recently Lisa Su, the CEO of AMD, said that the problems related to semiconductors will continue until at least the first half of 2022.