Quanta Computer, the sole producer of MacBook Pro products, expects its notebook shipments to be better than expected in the fourth quarter of 2016 and will slip only 2-3% on quarter from the previous quarter, according to company vice chairman CC Leung.
The strong demand for the new MacBook Pro will also help ODMs.
Meanwhile, continued replacement demand for business-use Windows 10 models and strong sales of new MacBook Pro products will also keep ODMs busy in the first quarter of 2017, the sources added.
Despite an outcry from professional users over a lack of features, Apple SVP Phil Schiller has said "We are proud to tell you that so far our online store has had more orders for the new MacBook Pro than any other pro notebook before. So there certainly are a lot of people as excited as we are about it."
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