Due to the high demand for iPhone 13 models Apple has cut back “sharply” on iPad production to allocate more components to the iPhone 13, according to Nikkei Asia. The article says this is a sign that the global chip supply crunch is hitting the tech giant even harder than it previously indicated.

Nikkei Asia says production of the iPad was down 50% from Apple’s original plans for the past two months. Parts intended for older iPhones are purportedly also being moved to the iPhone 13.

The iPad and iPhone models have a number of components in common, including both core and peripheral chips. This allows Apple to shift supplies between different devices in some cases.

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