It would seem that Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro is off to a good start where Apple is apparently facing a higher-than-expected demand for the new handsets. So much so, in order to combat shortages and to meet the demand of customers, the company is apparently using iPad components in the iPhones.
No, we’re not talking about Apple retrofitting iPad parts into an iPhone to create some kind of frankenstein device, but rather, there are certain shared components like the power chips and LiDAR scanner found in the iPad that are also used in the iPhone. This is according to a report from the Nikkei Asian Review, who also suggested that as a result of this, Apple could end up shipping 2 million less iPad units in the process.
We suppose this is a good problem to have as it means that Apple will end up selling more iPhones. Right now, only the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro have been released. Apple is expected to release the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max later this month, so it will be interesting to see if Apple could possibly get a handle on their shortages by then, or if the iPhone 12 Pro Max could end up taking even more component orders from the iPads.