“In a sign of the gloomy outlook for consumer electronics,” Apple has notified several suppliers to build fewer components for AirPods, the Apple Watch and MacBooks for the first quarter, citing weakening demand, according to Nikkei Asia.

The article says its info comes from supply chain checks with several component suppliers.

Nikkei Asia quotes one supplier as saying, ”Apple has alerted us to lower orders for almost all product lines actually since the quarter ending December, partly because the demand is not that strong.” Another executive at a supplier for both Apple and Samsung described the current situation to the publication as “very chaotic,” citing ongoing disruptions and complications.

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