"Apple has been the only company so far seemingly unaffected by the situation among smartphone makers like Samsung."
From Gjong Lee's "Samsung drops smartphone shipment goal for 2022" posted last month by TheElec:
Samsung has dropped its smartphone shipment target for 2022 from the previous 300 million units to 260 million units, TheElec has learned.
Earlier in the year, the South Korean tech giant had planned to manufacture a total of 334 million units of smartphones with the goal of shipping around 300 million units of them.
Samsung concluded 2021 with a total annual shipment of 270 million units, so its new goal for 2022 is less than that even if it successfully meets the goal.
The company’s biggest dip in smartphone shipment came in 2020 due to the pandemic and it shipped 250 million units that year.
In prior years, it more or less always shipped more than 300 million units per year...
Apple has been the only company so far seemingly unaffected by the situation among smartphone makers like Samsung.
My take: Old news story, but new to me.