Shipments for this year might be dropping by 15% but this might be due to the new models coming in this year
This news from some of Taiwan-based supply chain makers might come as bit surprising that the overall MacBook shipments for this year will be dropping by about 15%. This means that there will be a decrease from 12 million units in 2013 to 10 million units or even 9.9 million units this year. According to sources, the Macbook shipments in January-February 2014 remained as they were expected to be but for the month of March, the shipments by Apple decreased by a noticeable amount.
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But then there are some other Taiwan-based supply chain makers as well who have a different opinion regarding this decrease and they claim that 2014 MacBook shipments estimates may not be accurate since new models are expected to launch in the second half of this year. As the makers have disclosed, Apple is expected to roll out the MacBook Air with Retina display and this explains the need to cut down on the previous MacBook shipments. We are also looking forward to a 12 inch iPad in the second half of 2014 with Quanta Computer responsible for OEM production.