Earlier today, Samsung has issued a warning that there is a shortage of semiconductors (chips) worldwide and this issue will be causing delays for all of the big handset manufacturers worldwide, everyone expect from Apple. Samsung has advised that the shortage could affect the launch date of the new upcoming Note line.
Bloomberg reported today that “Samsung expects the crunch to pose a problem to its next quarter.” and that “the tightened supply of Qualcomm AP chips produced by TSMC is affecting everybody except Apple.”
The overall chip shortage started last year, about the same time as the pandemic started and has been affecting everything from new phones to laptops to new cars. Some car factories had to pause production recently due to the shortage.