Apple representatives reported the results of the second fiscal quarter of 2021 and with them disappointing news.
What to expect?
Luca Maestri, the company’s chief financial officer, said that Apple has experienced a shortage of chips. As a result, Macs and iPads are likely to be in short supply until the end of the year. Because of this, revenue is expected to decline by about $ 3-4 billion.
“To Luca’s point about shortages, those shortages primarily affect iPad and Mac, We expect to be supply gated, not demand gated.” said Apple CEO Tim Cook
When asked when the situation would improve and the shortage would end, Cook did not give any specific timeframe, but promised that the company would do everything possible to increase stocks.
By the way, even before the recent Apple presentation, Bloomberg warned that at first the number of new iPad Pro will be limited due to difficulties with the release of Mini LED screens. And Nikkei Asia sources say that Apple had to postpone the release of some MacBooks and iPads due to a lack of components.