Rumors are circulating that Apple’s orders for the new versions of the MacBook Pro line are causing labor shortages through out the supply chain.
We’ve been hearing for some time now that a redesigned MacBook Pro will be released this summer, and now there is some speculation that the supply chain is having trouble keeping up with the demand. According a report from DigiTimes, some supply chain sources are even having to outsource the work to keep up with the shipment schedules. May and June are typically slow months in the IT industry, but it seems the sources are saying that Apple’s orders are so strong that it is causing widespread issues.
Reportedly the new chassis started being delivered in April, but the shipments in May and June are significantly higher and a July release is now looking like a possibility.
Sources have been reporting for some time now that the new MacBook Pro models will be considerably thinner than previous iterations and will also come with Retina Displays and USB 3.0 support.