In addition, Apple used almost all of the components for the production of iPhone smartphones. She even transferred some of the resources from technological lines for the production of other devices (including iPad, iPhone 12, iPhone SE). As a result, the number of iPads produced decreased by 50 percent, and the number of older iPhones by a quarter.
At the same time, the company does not need memory chips or processors, but something else. She needs controllers from Texas Instruments, Nexperia transceivers, wireless modules, without which it is impossible to assemble a phone in principle.
Experts call the timing of the end of the deficit different. Someone is sure that the crisis will end in 2022, while others believe that they will have to wait until 2023.