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MacBook and iPad production delayed as supply crunch hits Apple – Nikkei Asia

US tech giant’s headaches suggest even worse chip shortages lie ahead

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TAIPEI — Production of some MacBooks and iPads has been postponed due to the global component shortage, Nikkei Asia has learned, in a sign that even Apple, with its massive procurement power, is not immune from the unprecedented supply crunch.
Chip shortages have caused delays in a key step in MacBook production — the mounting of components on printed circuit boards before final assembly — sources briefed on the matter told Nikkei Asia. Some iPad assembly, meanwhile, was postponed because of…

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