Apple iPhone 12 and other devices face a shortage of power chips

 According to people familiar with the matter, Apple is working to solve the shortage of key chips that manage the power consumption of the iPhone 12 and other devices, which may threaten the company's ability to meet the demand for the latest version of its products during the holiday shopping season.

It is unclear to what extent this bottleneck may limit the availability of the new iPhone in the critical release quarter, which is usually the busiest quarter for Apple.
People familiar with the matter said that despite the shortage, suppliers may prioritize the demand for Apple and its high power-hungry iPhone 12, while leaving other customers waiting in line to buy this scarce component.
People familiar with the matter said that the supply chain disruption caused by trade restrictions and the new crown epidemic is the main reason for the shortage.
Power management is more important for iPhone 12 by previous iPhone models, because it has additional camera functions and 5G functions, increasing Apple's demand for these components. In a recent conference call with analysts, Apple CEO Cook warned that the iPhone 12, Mac, iPad and some Apple Watch models face supply constraints-although he did not specifically mention the power management chip.

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