Customers who have pre-ordered a 2021 MacBook Pro laptop have been told to expect a three- to the four-week delivery period. What’s strange is that the reason for these delays isn’t so obvious.
The industry-wide chip scarcity has created the biggest problems, not only in terms of GPU and CPU shortages but also in terms of other computer components and laptop shortages. However, according to TrendForce, Apple hasn’t suffered greatly in this area when it comes to the 2021 MacBook Pro models.
Apple’s chip purchases do not seem to have been influenced by reports that TSMC boosted pricing for its customer by 3% for 5nm orders. There were also fears that manufacturing troubles with mini-LEDs may cause delays in the 2021 MacBook Pro. Apple, on the other hand, addressed the problem by enlisting the help of Luxshare to provide the component as well.
The major issue in this near-month delay is most likely tremendous customer demand for the goods. If that’s the case, this is a problem that doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon.
What impact will this have on MacBook Air manufacturing in 2022?
According to reports, TSMC has increased 3nm chip output for the second half of this year, which indicates Apple’s 2022 MacBook Air launch later this year should be unaffected. Apple also plans to release its M3 and A17 processors in 2023, which should be on time.
Because of these massive modifications in manufacturing, the 2022 models will be built at a steady pace, minimizing any production delays. So, if there are any delays or shortages in the road, it will most likely be due to the most Apple of reasons: huge demand for their products.
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