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Apple Christmas Sales In Asia At Risk of Supply Woes: Nikkei

Apple won’t be able to ship new iPads to consumers in Asia in time for Christmas amid a supply crunch ahead of the crucial holiday sales season

Apple is the world's biggest tablet maker, with a market share of 36.6% in the first three quarters of 2023, data showed.


Apple will not be able to ship new iPads to consumers in Asia in time for Christmas as the supply crunch hits the US giant ahead of the crucial holiday sales season, Nikkei reported citing delivery timelines.

Customers in the Philippines who order one of the most popular iPad models (Space Grey with 256 GB and WiFi) on Apple’s website on Monday will have to wait until January 14 for delivery, the report said, adding that those in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Malaysia who order on Monday would also receive the devices after Christmas.

Delivery timelines for the iPhone are shorter than for iPads but still longer than in a typical year, Nikkei said.

Read the full report: Nikkei Asia.



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Kevin Hamlin

Kevin Hamlin is a financial journalist with extensive experience covering Asia. Before joining Asia Financial, Kevin worked for Bloomberg News, spending 12 years as Senior China Economy Reporter in Beijing. Prior to that, he was Asia Bureau Chief of Institutional Investor for ten years.


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