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Apple Faces Reported MacBook Shipping Delays as Lockdowns Impact China’s Supply Chain

Apple Faces Reported MacBook Shipping Delays as Lockdowns Impact China's Supply Chain
2021 Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch

2021 Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro.

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Apple is facing production problems for its MacBook Pro, as delivery dates have been pushed back to June, according to a report from Bloomberg. As a result of China’s zero-tolerance policy on the COVID-19 outbreak, more than 30 Taiwanese companies, including major laptop maker Quanta, have halted production in China, the news outlet reported.

For the finest Apple MacBook ProDelivery dates are estimated as late as June 16, Bloomberg said, while deliveries of minimal configurations of the 14-inch MacBook Pro have been pushed back until the end of May. The majority of other Apple laptop models such as MacBook Pro 13 inch The MacBook Air is unaffected and still offers same-day pickup or delivery within a few days of ordering, the report said. So far, no delay in Iphone Shipments have been reported.

The latest MacBook Pros, which range in price from $999 to $6000 or more, are powered by Apple’s M1, M1 Pro, and M1 Max chipsets.

Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment about production delays.

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