Apple suppliers are preparing new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro laptops. These next-generation laptops will enter mass production in Q4 of 2022 and are likely to come with a new 5nm chipset. Furthermore, according to the report, shipments of the current generation of MacBook Pro laptops have already slowed down. However, Apple may still experience the smallest decline among the other top six PC brands in 2022. The report also claims that Apple suppliers have started reducing production of the first-generation Apple AirPods Pro following the recent announcement of the second-generation model.
According to A Report According to Digitimes, citing industry sources, Apple suppliers are reducing production of current MacBook Pro models to prepare for production of the next-generation 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro laptops.
It is believed that shipments of current MacBook Pro models may remain the same or increase slightly in 2021. The report suggests that Apple may only experience a 1.4 percent year-over-year decline in the PC market.
In comparison, other popular PC brands may see a big drop in their shipments. Asus could drop 9.2 percent, Lenovo 14.7 percent, Dell 18 percent, HP 22.6 percent and Acer 33.2 percent.
The rumored MacBook Pro models are expected to go into mass production by Q4 of 2022 and will most likely feature 5nm chips, which could suggest that the laptop could feature an upgraded version of the M2 chip that powers the current generation of MacBook Pros.
The Digitimes report further suggests that Apple suppliers may take similar steps by reducing production of the first generation AirPods Pro TWS earphones for the new Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation). Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) was recently launched at the ‘Far Out’ event and will go on sale in India from September 23.