The shopping frenzy that typically ensues at the end of the year will officially kick off in a big way this Friday but many people might end up disappointed this winter as supply chain issues continue to be a thing.
Specifically, Sony is halting orders on some products due to supply chain issues, Photo Rumor reports.
And quite a few products are impacted by this phenomenon.
Among them include Sony’s Sony a7 II, a6400, a6100, ECM-B1M, and PXW-Z190.
Of course, Sony apologized for all of this in a brief statement that explained their position:
“Thank you for your continued patronage of Sony products. Currently, with regard to digital imaging products, parts procurement is delayed due to the effects of global semiconductor shortages. Therefore, after November 19, 2021, we will suspend the acceptance of orders from our distributors and customers at the Sony store for certain models with tight supply. ..
Regarding the resumption of order acceptance, we will consider it while observing the status of parts supply, and will inform you separately on the product information page. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused to our customers. We will do our utmost to deliver the product as soon as possible, and we appreciate your understanding.”
As we’ve reported, Sony isn’t the only company facing these problems nor is our industry the only one impacted; most high-end electronics and gadgets are having a hard time getting to market in sufficient quantities (if at all).
Some new products were even canceled because of all of this while older lines were retired. All in all, 2021 is the year of making due in many ways though analyst expectations are that 2022 will be much, much better. We’ll have to wait and find out.
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