Global Chip Shortage for iPhones
With the news hitting about the shortage of chips globally and affecting the production of Apple Mac Computers and iPads, we have started to look into the impact this could have on the production of iPhones.
The electronics industry has had major chip shortages following factory closures, a power outage in Texas and a major fire at Semicondcutor fab in Japan. Plus, the added dismay of Covid-19.
It’s expected that we could start to see some issues as we go into the fourth quarter of 2021, with the possibly of the shortage extending into 2022.
It has become almost impossible to buy the PS5 and Toyota, Ford and Volvo have had to either slow o temporarily halt production at their factories. This is where we could start to see the shortage of Apple’s iPhones.
Consumer electronics giants such as Apple have been limited in their ability to buy power management IC’s (PMICs) used to prolong battery life in their devices, display drivers that control brightness and colour levels on phone screen and radio frequency ICs that amplify or filter out radio transmissions on cellular network in recent months.
Apple reported a huge jump in sales in the third quarter of 2021, with consumers upgrading to the 5G phones such as the iPhone 12. This has in turn meant they have faced some shortages due to high demand beyond their expectations.
How can Active help?
We understand customers have a demand for handsets and with that in mind it might be worth thinking about your workforce, business needs and growth to get ahead of the game, preparing for quarter 1 of 2022.
If you think you will need equipment in the next 6 months, it could be an idea to speak to your Account Manager or our Stock department about pre buying some handsets from us.
Alongside new handsets we have an extensive range of approved used handsets which we are anticipating being in high demand over this next quarter.
Contact your account manager or call us on 01892 893000