Apple expects iPad and Mac shortage for second half of 2021

Apple expects iPad and Mac shortage for second half of 2021

The situation is quite delicate for manufacturers of electronic devices, some components being currently difficult to obtain. Apple predicts a shortage of iPads and Macs by the end of the year.

If you are planning to buy a new iPad or a new Mac computer, you would do well to do so as soon as possible. The reason is as follows. During a meeting to present the financial results of Apple For the second quarter of 2021, the CEO of the Cupertino company Tim Cook revealed that it was necessary to prepare for a likely shortage of iPad and Mac in the second half of the year.

Apple expects possible shortage of iPads and Macs

Tim Cook was asked about the current shortage of microchips around the world. And how it could affect a company like Apple. When asked when these restrictions could be lifted, the big boss of the Apple brand said he was unable to provide a specific answer, but one thing is certain, Apple will do everything possible to meet the demand.

For the second half of 2021

In Tim Cook’s own words: “The bulk of the problem is located at the assembly level, not just in our industry but in others as well. To answer the question in a precise way, we would need to know the precise request of each actor and how it will evolve during the coming months so it is difficult to give a fair answer. We have a very fine estimate of our demand but we don’t know what the others are doing. We will do our best, that’s all I can tell you.”

That being said, it is also unclear whether these announced shortages apply to existing products or to future products. Apple is currently at work on its M2 chip, which should find its place in future 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro as well as the 27-inch iMac. Will launches be postponed? To be continued!

Rachel Maga
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life's biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.