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Covid-19: the suspension of production at Quanta affects the availability of MacBook Pros

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The resurgence of cases of Covid-19 contamination in several regions of China has forced Apple’s subcontractors to suspend production, which is beginning to have repercussions on the availability of certain products. Including 14 and 16 inch MacBook Pros.

Ming Chi Kuo warns in a tweet that demand has remained strong for these excellent machines since their launch last fall. But delivery times have been extended by 3 to 5 weeks, he observes. Quanta is assembling these Macs, and the company just so happens to be one of those that has temporarily shut down due to Covid.

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Covid: three major Apple subcontractors halt production in Shanghai

In France, the Apple Store displays delivery dates between May 23 and June 8, and even between June 1 and June 15 for the high-end 16-inch. On the other hand, stocks in physical stores are still there, at present it is still the best way to equip yourself quickly if you are not looking to add options. MacBook Pro buyers have also complained about an extension of deliveries for their orders.

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The same Kuo relief than the iPhone SE 3rd gen. produced by Pegatron is not currently experiencing these difficulties, despite the suspension of activities in the subcontractor’s plant. This means that the stocks are sufficient to meet the weak demand, underlines the analyst. This is not the first time that we have heard of a relative enthusiasm for the new smartphone.

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