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Report from Wave7 Research shows that the shortage affects producers at a lower cost Android headphones, s Samsung and OnePlus is particularly severely affected. However, the shortage does not seem to be reflected Apple iPhone, Mac or iPad also significantly.
“Sources told Wave7 Research that Apple was able to block chipset shipments much earlier. This was not the case for other OEMs,” Jeff More of Wave7 Research told PCMag.
Samsung and OnePlus are particularly hard hit, as Qualcomm said earlier this year that demand for their chips outpaced supply.
According to AppleInsider, problems seem to affect OnePlus particularly hard, with the company ‘s market share falling to 10% in August due to a shortage of some models.
At first glance, Samsung gives priority to the production of higher-end flagships, as their supply Galaxy S21 and S21 Ultra are stable and their price is lower devices there are no stocks in many places, the report said.
In addition, JP Morgan recently stressed that Apple’s market share did not decline in July, as expected before the September iPhone event. In other words, Apple does not see the typical seasonal decline in the summer.
However, supply constraints could eventually catch up with Apple.
During his last earnings call, Apple CFO Luca Maestri said the Cupertino-based company would see worsening supply problems in the September quarter. More specifically, Maestri said the problems could start to affect iPhone and iPad sales in particular.