Apple supplier Quanta is having issues manufacturing MacBook Pro models at its Shanghai facility, despite the local easing of lockdowns and resumption of production, says a DigiTimes report.
The Taiwanese supply chain website says Quanta has so far only been able to restore approximately 30% production capacity at its Shanghai site since lockdowns ended last month.
Quanta is the sole assembler of Apple’s 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros and the machines are primarily made at the ODM’s Shanghai plant. Quanta vice chairman CC Leung on April 30 pointed out that the company’s Shanghai plant has restored around 30% of its capacity and is eyeing to raise the percentage to 50% gradually.
The report says that while many assemblers have once again fired up their assembly lines, many still face a lack of components.
Apple customers are seeing continued delays in the delivery times of their new Macs, due to limited production capacity, caused by lockdowns and associated shortages in things like chips.
As mentioned by MacRumors, on Apple’s online store in the U.S., all pre-configured purchase options for the 14-inch MacBook Pro and the 16-inch MacBook Pro are currently showing a delivery estimate of June 29 – July 14.
The same dates apply to the Mac Studio (20-Core/48-Core CPU/GPU). However, the 10-Core/24-Core CPU/GPU configuration shows a slightly better delivery situation with a May 17 – May 24 delivery window.
Meanwhile, the availability of the MacBook Air, 24-inch iMac, and Mac mini are currently unaffected by the constraints. Delivery estimates of the Mac Pro depend on configuration options, but some extend into June.
Apple said last month that it expects to take a hit in its June quarter revenue, due to the Chinese lockdown disruptions and silicon shortages.