What you need to know
- Apple's MacBook shipments are expected to rise dramatically later this year.
- Supply chain insider Ming-Chi Kuo says they could grow by 45% in the second half of the year compared to the first.
- Kuo says a notebook shortage is improving.
Apple supply chain analyst and insider Ming-Chi Kuo says that Apple's MacBook shipments could climb by 45% in the second half of this year as the notebook shortage starts to improve.
In a note seen by iMore Kuo states "we estimate that MacBook shipments will grow by 40-45% HoH in 2H21, and the shortage of notebook computers will see improvement in 2H21."
Kuo and others have previously stated Apple will release a new mini-LED MacBook Pro later this year in two sizes featuring a beefier Apple silicon chip. If rumors are true, the return of the MagSafe charger, SD card slot, HDMI port and a new design could herald the best MacBook ever.
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