“Supply of metal chassis for ultraportable PC notebooks remains constrained as Apple has reportedly locked up most of the capacity available from suppliers,” Katie Marsal reports for AppleInsider.
“Taiwanese tech industry publication DigiTimes reported on Tuesday that metal chassis supply ‘continues to suffer from shortage,'” Marsal reports. “The reason: Apple is buying most of the supply available for its unibody MacBook lineup, including the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air.”
Marsal reports, “The two largest metal chassis manufacturers, Catcher Technology and Foxconn, have reportedly been “aggressively establishing new CNC machines.” But they are said to be unlikely to full demand until the end of 2012.”
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