Consumers looking to place orders for certain Apple devices are discovering that there are delays totaling as long as 90 days between the time an order is placed and when it is delivered. According to FrontPageTech’s Jon Prosser
, some of Apple’s suppliers are having issues with assembly-line workers resulting in delays across Chinese production facilities. One example that Prosser discussed was a violent scuffle at a Quanta manufacturing plant.
That company turns out the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro for Apple.
Check out some of these delays that have resulted from issues within Apple’s supply chain. Those ordering an iPad Air, for example, must wait 40 days for the new tablet to arrive. Hell, you could build an ark in that time period. You’ll have to wait close to 70 days for a new MacBook Pro to reach your doorstep and up to 90 days for a customized Mac Studio. And because Apple continues to experience strong sales of its products ordered directly from the company’s own online store, the demand continues to be way ahead of supply for some products.
A customized Mac Studio wull arrive at your front door after you wait for as long as 90 days
Living conditions at these factories are behind the riots. Most of the assembly line workers that are building your favorite Apple
device usually live at the facility where they work.
These workers are spending some of their paychecks for a place to rest their weary bones after spending a full day doing tedious, repetitive work. And making matters worse, China is enduring a new uptick in COVID cases.
Apple CFO Luca Maestri, according to Reuters
, said that supply chain issues during the fiscal third quarter (April through June 2022) will reduce sales by $4 billion to $8 billion. Maestri said that the shortfall will be “substantially larger” than the hit the company took for its fiscal second quarter. Louis Navellier, chief investment officer for Navellier & Associates, said that “We were all looking for just better guidance on what is really going on over there (China) … and that didn’t come out.”
What Wall Street hates more than anything is uncertainty and there seems to be plenty of it going around.