Apple Faces Reported MacBook Shipping Delays as Lockdowns Impact China's Supply Chain

Delivery dates for certain models like the MacBook Pro could be delayed until June.

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2021 16-inch Apple MacBook Pro

Apple's 2021 16-inch MacBook Pro.

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Apple is facing production woes for its MacBook Pros, with delivery dates being pushed back into June, according to a report from Bloomberg. As a result of China's zero-tolerance policy for COVID-19 outbreaks, more than 30 Taiwanese companies, including major laptop manufacturer Quanta, have suspended production in China, the news outlet reported.

For Apple's highest-end MacBook Pro, delivery times are estimated as late as June 16, while deliveries of lower-end configurations of the 14-inch MacBook Pro are set back until the end of May, Bloomberg said. The majority of other Apple laptop models like the 13-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air haven't been impacted and still offer same-day delivery or delivery within a few days of ordering, the report said. So far, no delays in iPhone shipments have been reported.

The latest MacBook Pros, which range in price from $999 to $6,000 or more, are powered by Apple's expanded M1, M1 Pro and M1 Max chips.

Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment on production delays.