TLDR: According to Apple’s website, all 14-inch and 16-inch Macbook Pro models ordered now will go on sale in 7-9 weeks. Continued lockdowns in Chinese cities and supply shortages are some of the reasons for this, but now there are reports of labor unrest at the factories where these laptops are assembled.

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China was swipe last wave of Covid-19. The country’s strict anti-pandemic policies and the increased contagiousness of the Omicron variant have resulted in several Chinese cities going into lockdown, which in turn has affected supply chains.

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Apple has been the latest victim of these lockdowns as production of their MacBook Pro 14 and 16 laptops has not kept up with demand. Quanta Computer is reportedly the only manufacturer of these notebooks to suffer from declining production levels. from five percent capacity at its plant in Shanghai over the past few months.

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Things seem to be a little better now, as Quanta vice chairman Si Leung said the production lines were at 30 percent of their peak capacity at the end of April and that the company is currently trying to ramp it up to 50 percent.

While component shortages and city lockdowns are partly to blame, employee unrest at the plant is now also mentioned. The news does not seem surprising, given that some of these workers have to sleep and live indoors under a “closed” system of isolation.

Looking at Apple’s website, all 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models are currently listed with a 7-9 week delivery time, while 13-inch models are in stock.