“Apple’s 2015 MacBook Pro refresh principally consisted of bringing slightly faster processors, modestly larger batteries, and Force Touch track pads to the prior-generation models,” Ashraf Eassa writes for The Motley Fool. “Late last month, Apple released new MacBook Pro models that represented much larger leaps forward than [did] last year’s models.”

“The investment community might be wondering why it took Apple so long to get these redesigned MacBook Pro systems out,” Eassa writes. “Per a new report from DigiTimes, we now have the answer.”

“DigiTimes, citing ‘sources from the upstream supply chain,’ says that Apple is ‘said to have delayed the product’s shipment schedule by a quarter due to low yield rates for some components,'” Eassa writes. “The components facing these yield challenges, the report says, included batteries, keyboards, and hinges.”

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MacDailyNews Take: You really can’t ship until the yields are at least somewhat acceptable.