During Apple’s quarterly earnings conference call, Apple Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri warned that supply constraints during the September quarter would be greater than the shortage experienced during the most recent quarter. To make things worse, Maestri cautioned that the constraints will “primarily impact iPhone” during the quarter ending September 30. That likely means the iPhone 13 will be caught in the supply crunch.
We all know that new iPhones are almost always constrained during the weeks following launch, but will new models be nearly impossible to find this year. Join Macworld Executive Editor Michael Simon and Computerworld Executive Editor Ken Mingis as they discuss the hows, whys, whats, and ifs of the chip supply crunch Apple is facing this fall.
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Michael Simon has been covering Apple since the iPod was the iWalk. His obsession with technology goes back to his first PC—the IBM Thinkpad with the lift-up keyboard for swapping out the drive. He's still waiting for that to come back in style tbh.