Apple SLASHES iPad Orders – Are they DOOMED‽
Production of the iPad was down 50% from Apple’s original plans for the past two months, sources briefed on the matter said, adding that parts intended for older iPhones were also being moved to the iPhone 13.
Apple foresees stronger demand for iPhone 13 models, especially in the months immediately following launch that lead into the holiday season.
Nevertheless, demand for iPads remains strong, with total iPad shipments in the first nine months of this year totaling 40.3 million, up 17.83% from the same time a year ago, according to IDC data. TSMC Transition issues means 2022 iPhones may not bet 3nm Chips – same for the Mac.
According to sources of the report, TSMC is having trouble perfecting its 3-nanometer production process, which would allow Apple to use more energy-efficient chip designs in the iPhone and other products.
The difficulty will mean that Apple will be trapped on the same 5-nanometer process for three consecutive years, a first for the company.