“Apple MacBook shipments may only see single-digit growth in 2013, as related upstream component suppliers still have not yet seen any major increases in orders, according to sources from the upstream supply chain,” Aaron Lee and Joseph Tsai report for DigiTimes.
“The orders may increase slightly after Apple releases its new MacBook products at the end of the second quarter,” Lee and Tsai report. “The sources pointed out that Apple’s MacBook Pros have strong attraction to consumers, but the devices’ high prices are instead pushing consumers away.”
MacDailyNews Take: That’s quite the claim. Any proof? None offered that we can see.
Lee and Tsai report, “Apple shipped 13.03 million MacBooks in 2012, up 7.98% on year.”
MacDailyNews Take: Mac sales outgrew those of the PC market for the sixth consecutive year.
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MacDailyNews Take: Who’s got less accountability, TV weathermen, Wall Street “analysts,” or “upstream component suppliers cited by DigiTimes?”
There is a pent-up market here. When Apple finally gets around to releasing MacBook Air with Retina display models, sales will go through the roof!