NPD: Apple’s new 15″ Retina display MacBook Pro to be severely constrained through 2012; 13″ model coming in Q4

“Apple announced on Monday a new addition to its MacBook Pro family, a $2,199 unit featuring a 15.4” screen with 2880 by 1800 resolution,” Richard Shim and Jeff Lin report for NPD DisplaySearch.
“Following Apple’s announcement we have checked back into the ODM supply chain, and found that yield issues pushed the start of mass production into late May,” Shim and Lin report. “Unit production is expected to be less than 2 million in calendar year 2012.”

Shim and Lin report, “ODM supply chain sources indicate that Apple will use this panel in a MacBook Pro unit to be launched in the fourth quarter. Production volume is expected to be roughly twice that of the 15.4” MacBook Pro.”


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