Apple’s Massive MacBook Pro Orders Are Causing Havoc For Suppliers [Rumor]

Apple’s Massive MacBook Pro Orders Are Causing Havoc For Suppliers [Rumor]

Apple clearly believes its next MacBook Pro is going to be huge.

Apple’s massive orders for its next-generation MacBook Pros are causing havoc for its supply chain, with many facing labor shortages as they struggle to meet its demands. Others have been forced to outsource their business as a desperate attempt to complete orders before they start shipping.

Sources for DigiTimes have revealed that component manufacturing plants in eastern China have been taken by surprise in what is usually the “IT industry’s traditional slow season” by Apple’s new MacBook Pro orders. Labor shortages mean many are unable to meet demand, while others have had to call for help from other suppliers to meet demand.

The new notebooks — which are rumored to feature high-resolution Retina displays; Intel’s latest Ivy Bridge processors; and thinner, lighter form factors — entered production back in April, according to the report, when suppliers began delivering its chassis. Production is set to ramp up in June, ready for “the new MacBooks possibly to launch in July.”

Of course, it’s important to take DigiTimes rumors with a spoonful of salt. We’re all well aware of how inaccurate its reports have been of late, and the publication’s managing editor recently issued a letter that acknowledged that. However, this certainly seems like a plausible report — apart from the MacBook Pro’s release date, which many rumors have claimed will be at WWDC in June.

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  • Tallest_Skil

    DIGITIMES.

    WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE REPORTING THIS TRIPE?
  • rogifan

    DigiTimes = click bait

  • rsweiss

    Maybe its only because the new OS is being released, so they think more people will buy? It doesn’t have to mean that a new MBP is coming out…

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