The production of laptops in China, including MacBook Prowhich is now significantly slower than it was a few months ago and is not expected to be fully restored before July 2022.
According to AppleInsiderthe blockade because Covid-19 in China has affected manufacturing activity MacBook Pro due to logistics and mobility issues. Unknown sources in the supply chain say that a shortage of manpower is also a factor affecting MacBook Pro production.
The supply chain was affected by the blockade order from the Chinese government, causing a shortage of MacBook Pro
Similarly, despite the overall upbeat earnings report from Foxconn, the company also acknowledged that demand for its products in China has dropped significantly since the shutdown. “There is a lot of uncertainty in the market at the moment, which is causing some challenges to supply and demand,” said Foxconn Chairman Young Liu. With factories closed, the blockade has affected travel and it has become harder than usual to recruit the large numbers of workers needed.
Recently, orders for custom MacBook Pro or Mac Studio have seen delivery delays of up to 3 months. Meanwhile, iPhone production seems to be less affected by the waves lockdown of the Chinese government.