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China's lockdowns are causing extended delivery times for Macs and could mean a loss of millions of iPhone units

By Kenny Yeo - on 18 Apr 2022, 9:57am

China's lockdowns are causing extended delivery times for Macs and could mean a loss of millions of iPhone units

China's Covid Zero policy has resulted in extensive lockdowns and that's affecting the production of Apple's iPhones, iPads, and Macs.

Users are reporting that the delivery of their Macs has been extended by weeks. One customer who ordered his MacBook Pro in March and was supposed to receive his device on 22 April said that his order has been delayed until the middle of May.

Another customer who was slated to get her device on 13 April now has an estimated delivery date of 9 May to 16 May.

As for iPhones, the shutdown of facilities belonging to Pegatron, Quanta, and Compal, means that production has been severely affected.

An analyst from Isaiah Research said that if the lockdowns persist and last for two months, Apple could see a loss of 6 million to 10 million iPhones.

This will surely impact Apple's Q3 earnings. Apple sold over 100 million units of the iPhone 12 and sales of the iPhone 13 were said to be higher than that of the iPhone 12 during the first six weeks after its release.

Source: MacRumors, 9to5 Mac

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