Apple suppliers are delaying production of current MacBook Pro models in preparation for production of the next-generation 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro laptops, according to a report by Digitimes, citing industry sources. Shipments of his current MacBook Pro model are expected to reach 2021 levels or increase slightly. The report suggests that Apple’s PC market could decline by just 1.4% year-over-year.In contrast, shipments of other popular PC brands could drop significantly.
Apple’s suppliers are reportedly gearing up for new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro laptops. These next-gen laptops are expected to enter mass production in Q4 2022 and may feature the new 5nm chipset. Additionally, shipments of his current-generation MacBook Pro laptops are already slowing, according to reports. However, Apple is likely to see the smallest drop among his other top six PC brands in 2022. The report also claims that Apple’s suppliers began slowing down production of the first-generation Apple AirPods Pro after the recent announcement of the second-generation model.
Asus could decline 9.2% year-over-year, Lenovo 14.7%, Dell 18%, HP 22.6% and Acer 33.2%. The rumored MacBook Pro models are expected to hit mass production by the fourth quarter of 2022 and will most likely feature 5nm chips, powering the current generation MacBooks. It may be equipped with the latest version of the M2 chip supplied by the Pro. Digitimes’ report further suggests that Apple’s supplier could take similar action against the new Apple AirPods Pro (2nd generation) by delaying production of his AirPods Pro TWS headphones of the first generation. The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) were recently unveiled at the Far Out event and will go on sale in India from September 23rd.