iPad Shipments to Stay Stable in Second Quarter Despite Chip Shortages

Apples iPad shipments are expected remain stable in the 2nd quarter of this year, regardless of the effect of international chip scarcities, according to a new report.
The continuous integrated chip lack has been brought on by supply chain problems that developed during the global health crisis and weather-related events like the freeze in Texas that shut down Austin chip plants.
As chip factories struggled to keep up with basic outputs throughout the pandemic, demand rose as people bought devices for an at-home way of life, causing higher costs. As a result, electronics companies purchased up all available supply, leading chip makers to run at capability.
So far, the scarcity has just had minor impacts on the tablet market, which continues to follow its seasonal pattern. International tablet shipments amounted to 35.95 million systems in the first quarter of 2021, down 22.7% sequentially, but 45.5% on year, according to DigiTimes.
The release of new iPad Pro designs will help Apple buck declining patterns in the international market, according to the report, with a lot of non-Apple brands expected to witness sequential declines in second-quarter deliveries.
The consecutive shipment decline in the first quarter was because of slow-season effect and volumes in the second quarter are anticipated to continue suffering from seasonality, seeing a consecutive drop of 6.6%, Digitimes Researchs figures show.
Unbranded or “white-box” tablet suppliers are said to have been seriously struck by the scarcities and have watched their market shares being taken over by low-cost models by brand name suppliers. DigiTimes reports that white-box tablets might be at risk of vanishing from the market entirely in 2022.
Regardless of Apples capability to remain unscathed by the chip shortage in Q2, Bloomberg reports that its 12.9-inch iPad Pro might be in brief supply when it introduces on May 21 due to production issues of the mini-LED display being used in the device.
In general, Apple will seen an effect from the chip lacks and says it expects to see a consecutive decline of roughly $3 to $4 billion income in the third-quarter of 2021 due to iPad and Mac supply restraints. Apple states a combination of the lacks and an extremely high level of demand for both iPad and Mac is anticipated to effect income in the second half of 2021.