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Mac, iPhone, iPad: everything will soon cost more

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Shortages are now common in the high-tech industry… Just think, if you order a 16” MacBook Pro today with an Apple M1 Max chip, you have to wait until early August to receive it. However, we are talking about a machine that costs almost €4,000 and which was unveiled at the end of last year.

It will go up. Image Apple / MacGeneration

From memory, before this endless Covid sequence, the only product to have experienced such a shortage over time was the iPod mini. But that brings us back to 2004, another era… Going back to the current situation, we must not lose sight of the fact that Apple is undoubtedly the best-treated high-tech player in the entire industry thanks to its door – bottomless currency and its enormous weight. We laugh, but what about Sony, whose PlayStation 5 always arrives in dribs and drabs. And the situation, it is said, could last until 2024, almost four years after its launch.

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Sony and Nintendo are selling fewer consoles due to component shortages

Sony and Nintendo are selling fewer consoles due to component shortages

In addition to these delays which remain long, there is a rise in prices which awaits. Chip manufacturers, Samsung and TSMC to name a few, have recently revised their prices upwards. The Korean is discussing with his clients an increase of 15 to 20%. This inflation is not confined to semiconductors, everything is more expensive, from the cost of raw materials to freight and the cost of packaging. Several manufacturers have already raised the prices of their products, such as Sonos.

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