Apple prospects are ready longer than anticipated for deliveries of the brand new iPhone 13 as a coronavirus wave hits the corporate’s suppliers in Vietnam, in response to a brand new report.
Firms that manufacture sensors for the brand new iPhone’s picture stabilization digicam function have been requested to ramp up manufacturing to fulfill demand for the brand new telephones — at the same time as Vietnam faces extreme lockdowns throughout its worst-ever wave of coronavirus infections, Nikkei reported Wednesday.
The availability chain bottleneck has led to attend occasions of greater than a month for the brand new iPhone in lots of international locations, in response to the outlet.
Chinese language prospects trying to purchase the iPhone 13 Professional Sierra Blue with 512 GB storage are at present dealing with five-week wait occasions in China and Japan, in response to Nikkei. US prospects trying to purchase the identical mannequin are dealing with wait occasions of 4 weeks.
Different iPhone fashions have additionally been hit with multi-week wait occasions, in response to the report.
“Assemblers can nonetheless produce the brand new iPhones, however there’s a provide hole [in] that the inventories of the digicam modules are working low,” an government with data of the bottleneck advised Nikkei. “There’s nothing we will do however to watch the state of affairs in Vietnam every single day and look forward to them to ramp up the output.”
Apple didn’t instantly to a request for remark.
Vietnam is just not the one nation the place Apple is dealing with threats to its provide chain.
Earlier this week, a number of Chinese language factories that work with Apple, Tesla and different tech companies have been pressured to droop manufacturing for a number of days amid energy shortages within the nation.
The facility amid a push from Beijing to chop emissions and surging costs for coal and gasoline.
Apple, like many different corporations, has additionally been pressured to delay or modify manufacturing of sure merchandise because of the international scarcity of semiconductors.
The corporate has been pressured to make use of some semiconductors meant for its new iPads for iPhone 13s as an alternative, resulting in delays for the brand new iPad and iPad mini, in response to Nikkei.