For more than a year now, the semiconductor shortage has hit the big tech companies hard. In this context, Apple is not spared but seems to be resisting better than its competitors. Despite this, some issues were noted with the components of the MacBook Pro according to Apple Insider.
Problems were already recorded on 5G smartphones last year
A new study by Wave7 Research relayed by The Information shows that the lack is now felt in American stores. For example, 70% of listed resellers reported stock shortages in August, compared to just 45% in June and 28% in May.
Meanwhile, the apple brand appears to be gaining points and its market share in global shipments rose 62% in the first quarter of 2021 from 53% a year earlier. Similarly, according to an analysis by Counterpoint Research, the Cupertino company is a hit with 5G with 57% of the market for phones at $ 400 and more in the second quarter of this year, and 75% of the market for smartphones at more than $ 800.
Opposite, the competition seems in difficulty like Samsung, of which a spokesperson assured that the company ” did his best to mitigate »The impact of the shortage of electronic chips.
For its part, the operator Verizon recognizes that ” in a small number of cases, order fulfillment for some devices may experience temporary delays “. The firm promises: ” we are working to mitigate any impact, and order fulfillment should return to normal levels sooner than expected “.
Remember that in the past, concerns have also been raised at Apple on this subject. In November 2020, we told you about regular power management chip supply issues. This is a key element for new smartphones whose 5G connectivity is very energy intensive.