Apple reportedly halted M2 production in January and February as a result of low demand for its usually-popular MacBook line.
The M2 is Apple’s latest generation of its custom silicon chips. The M2 is found in the company’s latest MacBooks and delivers industry-leading performance and efficiency.
Unfortunately for the company, it appears demand for its MacBooks has dropped, according to a report by The Elec, based on information obtained from sources.
From January to February, Taiwan’s TSMC, Apple’s contract chip producer, didn’t send any of its finished 5-nanometer M2 wafers to packaging and testing companies to be cut and assembled as finished chips, sources said.
This can only happen if Cupertino requests it and is likely caused by the low demand for MacBooks, which use the chips, they added.