Rumor Claims Apple has ordered 2.5 Million MacBooks with 'Apple Silicon' with more models to arrive in H1 2020
According to a new report this morning, Apple is reportedly asking suppliers to produce 2.5 million Apple Silicon based MacBooks as they look to rapidly cut its reliance on Intel chips. The volume is close to 20% of total MacBook shipments for 2019, which came in at 12.6 million units.
The U.S. tech giant is slated to introduce other MacBook models using its own CPUs in the second quarter of next year, further replacing Intel's microprocessors, the sources added.
Beyond new Apple Silicon based MacBooks, the Nikkei Asia report focused on the demand for the iPhone 12 Pro which has been much stronger than Apple anticipated. Making matters worse, the company has been hit by supply constraints for some components, such as power chips and lidar components used for depth-sensing imaging functions. For more on this, read the full Nikkei Asia report.