Apple cuts iPad production to feed chips to iPhone 13 -Nikkei

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Apple's iPhone 13 models are pictured astatine an Apple Store connected the time the caller Apple iPhone 13 bid goes connected sale, successful Beijing, China September 24, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Nov 2 (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) has chopped backmost accumulation of iPad tablets to allocate much components to the iPhone 13, a motion the planetary spot proviso crunch is hitting Apple harder than antecedently indicated, Nikkei said connected Tuesday, citing aggregate sources.

Production of the iPad was down fractional from Apple's archetypal plans for the past 2 months, the paper said connected its website, adding that parts intended for older iPhones were besides being switched to the iPhone 13.

Even though iPhone 13 accumulation deed a snag owed to mill closures successful Asia and precocious request successful the 2nd fractional of the year, Apple has weathered the proviso crunch amended than galore different companies owed to its monolithic purchasing powerfulness and semipermanent proviso agreements with spot vendors, eating into its rivals' marketplace stock successful the 3rd quarter. work much

The iPhone shaper is prioritising iPhone 13 output successful portion due to the fact that it forecasts stronger request for the smartphone than for the iPad arsenic Western markets statesman to look from the pandemic, Nikkei said, citing unidentified sources.

Apple did not instantly respond to Reuters' petition for comment.

Reporting by Bhargav Acharya successful Bengaluru; Editing by Clarence Fernandez and Kenneth Maxwell

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