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Apple sales miss expectations, Cook says supply issues cost company $6 bn

Tim Cook said that the impact will be even worse during the current holiday sales quarter

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Apple said fourth-quarter iPhone sales were $38.9 billion, short of estimates of $41.5 billion, according to Refinitiv data

Stephen Nellis | Reuters
Supply chain woes cost Apple Inc $6 billion in sales during the company's fiscal fourth quarter, which missed Wall Street expectations, and Chief Executive Tim Cook said that the impact will be even worse during the current holiday sales quarter.

Cook told Reuters on Thursday the quarter ended Sept. 25 had "larger than expected supply constraints" as well as pandemic-related manufacturing disruptions in Southeast Asia.

While Apple had seen "significant improvement" by late October in those Southeast Asian facilities, the chip shortage has persisted and is now affecting "most of our products," Cook said.

"We're doing everything we can do to get more

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First Published: Oct 29 2021 | 5:09 AM IST

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