But that’s largely because mass production isn’t due to begin until May.
From Mark Gurman and Debby Wu’s “Apple’s Supply Chain Woes Linger Even as China Recovers” posted on Bloomberg News:
Apple kept its business rolling through the coronavirus pandemic this week by launching a new iPad Pro and two new Macs. But that doesn’t mean its supply chain is in the clear.
Deliveries of the new products will begin arriving on doorsteps next week. However, production of those devices likely started in early January, before the worst effects of China’s virus lockdown in February, according to people familiar with Apple’s supply chain.
With a fresh round of supplier factory closures enforced by Malaysia, and the virus disrupting operations in much of the rest of the world, the iPhone maker’s supply chain has not fully recovered yet.
Apple’s next flagship iPhones, with 5G wireless capabilities, are still on schedule to launch in the fall, although that’s partly because mass production isn’t due to begin until May, said the people.
My take: From where I sit, still waiting for the tsunami to hit, May doesn’t seem that far away.