Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi overtook Apple in the second quarter to become the world’s second largest smartphone maker, market research firm Canalys said in a report on Thursday.
Apple has asked suppliers to build as many as 90 million next-generation iPhones this year, a sharp increase from its 2020 iPhone shipments, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics and Mustek have been heavily impacted by the ongoing lawlessness in KwaZulu-Natal, with Samsung’s distribution centre in Cato Ridge attacked by looters.
Car makers slashed production. PlayStations got harder to find in stores. Broadband providers faced months-long delays for Internet routers. The reason? An abrupt and cascading shortage of semiconductors.
Samsung Electronics has suspended production of one of its midrange phones because of a chip shortage, South Korea’s Electronic Times reported, in the latest sign of global semiconductor supply problems.