Huge orders for Apple's new MacBook Pros are reportedly causing labor shortages at some supply chain players, according to DigiTimes. Some suppliers have apparently been forced to outsource orders to meet shipment schedules.
Component manufacturing plants in eastern China have been suffering from labor shortages for a long time, and although May and June are the IT industry's traditional slow season when shortage issues are usually not as significant, the strong orders from Apple's new MacBook are leaving many upstream makers unable to satisfy demand.
According to the site, component shipments will rise in June with launch possibly in July.
The new MacBook Pro is said to drop the optical drive, be thinner, have a Retina Display, and support USB 3.0.