Apple warns resellers of upcoming limited supplies for Mac and iPod

“Apple in recent days issued an advisement bulletin to some of its channel partners hinting at a manufacturing ramp down of iPods and certain Mac notebook models, which will result in limited supplies of those products in the coming weeks,” Kasper Jade reports for AppleInsider.

“Apple ‘strongly suggested’ that resellers bring in — or place immediate lump orders for — approximately 4 weeks worth of their top selling iPod models… [and] at least 3 weeks worth of orders for existing Mac notebook models,” Jade reports. “Apple is said to have specifically identified 13-inch MacBooks and 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pros, but made no mention of the MacBook Air.”

More in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Sir Gill Bates” for the heads up.]


  1. @NCIceman:

    It’s always safe to buy a Mac. You can probably get a good deal from places like MacMall (I’ve been getting emails from them with Mac sales lately).

    The big issue is whether you’ll have buyer’s remorse when the new Macs come out. However, it doesn’t look like your Mac Pro is affected by the shortage announcement, just laptops and iPods.

  2. @NCIceman

    I would wait until the new notebooks are available – if you want an existing notebook that is- I am sure the older models price will fall when the new ones hit the stores. All this is based on the assumption that the notebooks are going to change.

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