Tech giant Apple has delayed the production of MacBook and iPad due to the global shortage of components, according to a new report from Nikkei Asia.

The report, citing industry sources and experts, said the delays are a sign that the chip shortage is growing more serious and could impact smaller tech players even more heavily.

Some iPad assembly, meanwhile, was postponed because of a shortage of displays and display components, sources told Nikkei Asia.

Production plans for Apple’s iconic iPhones have so far not been affected by the supply shortage, although the supply of some components for the devices is “quite tight”.

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