It seems that not only is Apple facing low yield rates for the iPhone 5 (largely in thanks to their choice of going with the aluminum unibody chassis), a recent report from Digitimes has suggested that Apple is facing the same issue with its MacBook Pro as well. To be more specific, it seems that the rumored 13” MacBook Pros with Retina displays are facing low yield rates due to an issue with the Retina displays. Shipments of the alleged laptop was originally pegged for a September release, although word has it that shipments are now expected to take place in October instead.
At the same time, it seems that the rumored iPad mini is also facing production issues. The report has stated that the iPad mini is supposedly “suffering low yields for components such as the display and chassis,” and while it is said to use the same material as the current-gen iPad, it is expected to sport a different design and “tactile feel”, whatever that’s supposed to mean. However it should be noted that Digitimes does not have the best track record when it comes to reporting Apple rumors, and since neither the 13” MacBook Pro with Retina display nor the iPad mini has been made official, we suggest you take this with a grain of salt for now.
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