New Delhi. The iPhone 13 Pro model, which was launched in September last year, is in great demand. Pro and Pro Max are being sold like hotcakes and for this reason Apple is now planning to boost the production of both the models. According to a DigiTimes report, the tech giant will increase production of iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max by 10 million units for the second calendar quarter of the year between April and June.
That’s why production has stopped
The Cupertino-based tech company is facing supply chain issues due to the COVID-19 lockdown in China. The sanctions forced the temporary closure of Foxconn and Pegatron plants, which is said to have affected the production lineup.
Production affected due to lockdown
Apple supplier Pegatron suspended its plants in Shanghai and Kunshan earlier this month, following guidelines issued by the Chinese government. Pegatron manufactures the iPhone 13, iPhone SE and a few other products and the lockdown is expected to affect the shipments of all these products.
Additionally, Quanta Computer, which makes three-quarters of MacBooks globally, has also ceased operations, which analysts believe will “more severely impact deliveries”. The ultimate impact on the supply chain depends on how long the lockdown lasts.
Major Foxconn production has also been affected by the COVID-19 restrictions in China. Previously, analysts had predicted that shipments of some Apple products will face delays if the lockdown continues for a few more weeks.