Adds details from the Nikkei report, background on chip shortage
April 8 (Reuters) - Production of some of Apple Inc's AAPL.O MacBooks and iPads has been postponed due to a global component shortage, the Nikkei reported on Thursday.
Chip shortages have caused delays in a key step in MacBook production, the report said, adding that some iPad assembly was postponed because of a shortage of displays and display components. (https://s.nikkei.com/3uAZhI7)
As a result of the delay, Apple has pushed back a portion of component orders for the two devices from the first half of this year to the second half, the report said, citing sources briefed on the matter.
Apple did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.