Apple orders 2.5 million Silicon MacBooks, expects high demand

Apple has reportedly reported ordered more than 2.5 million units of its first Apple Silicon MacBooks and MacBook Pros, as it anticipates high demand for the upcoming devices.

The company is widely expected to introduce its first Silicon-based Macs at its upcoming November 10 event, and a source told the Nikkei Asian Review that the company has placed an order for more than 2.5 million units, ready to be dispatched before 2021.

Apple has been working with component manufacturers to ready the release of the new MacBooks, though we don’t know for certain which devices will feature the Apple Silicon chip first.

The company could give a chip to its 13-inch or 16-inch MacBook Pro models, update its MacBook Air models, or even bring the original MacBook back from the dead for 2020.

It’s likely that one or two MacBooks will be refreshed at next week’s event, and insiders have suggested that the rest of the MacBook family will be updated in the second quarter of 2021.

According to the Nikkei Asian Review, the new MacBooks have been manufactured in China and feature new processors made by TSMC, using Apple’s 5nm process.

The idea is that with the new Apple Silicon chips, the company has better control over its ecosystem as well as product release cycles, reducing its reliance on partners such as Intel for chip innovation.

Are you looking forward to getting your hands on the first Apple Silicon Mac? Let us know and check back soon for more information, as soon as we get it, as well as coverage of Apple’s Special Event on November 10.

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