According to supply chain sources, the shortage of IC components for the iPhone 13 series that appeared in early October is gradually easing as suppliers increase production, and assemblers are expected to ramp up production to meet end demand by February next year.
Digitimes reported that channel distributors are currently seeing inventory of consumer-favorite iPhone 13 models still in short supply, but as assemblers have increased IC inventory by 2-4 weeks, making their production and shipments more likely, sources said This gap is gradually narrowing.
It is understood that IC distributors, including Wenye Technology, continue to replenish inventories to meet the needs of Apple device assemblers and other downstream manufacturers, but their inventories are still 2-4 weeks behind normal levels.
It was previously reported that iPad production had been cut by 50% over the past two months from Apple’s original plan, and that parts used in older iPhones were also being transferred to the iPhone 13. It is understood that iPad and iPhone models have many common components, including core and peripheral chips. This allows Apple to transfer components between different devices in some cases.