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Mac notebook shipments could be potentially affected

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 18 Oct 2011 14:42 User comments (3)

Mac notebook shipments could be potentially affected Catcher Technology, the Taiwanese manufacturer, has shutdown one factory in eastern China this week due to "strange odors" coming from the plant.
The plant is notable because it produces over 60 percent of Apple's Mac uni-body enclosures. The cases are seen on all current MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models. The factory also produces cases for Acer, Dell, Lenovo and Sony, says AI.

Catcher president Allen Horng says shipments from the factory will fall 20 percent this month and as much as 40 percent next month if the plant is not cleared to re-open. "Shipments to our customers will inevitably be affected, We already asked them to make adjustments to their (casings) procurement," says Horng.

While Apple has probably already secured an alternative plant for manufacturing, there is still a chance that the Mac you are looking for while be in tighter supply for the coming months.

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3 user comments

118.10.2011 18:08

Did they check the break room fridge? Or maybe the bathroom?
http://video.adultswim.com/robot-chicken/villain-car-pool.html (skip to 1:18 lol)

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218.10.2011 23:07

Quote:
there is still a chance that the Mac you are looking for while be in tighter supply for the coming months.
Not much of a chance...I can't think of any mac I am looking for unless they make a model with 5 ounces of gold and they sell it for $500.


319.10.2011 13:03

Originally posted by keebles:
Did they check the break room fridge? Or maybe the bathroom?
http://video.adultswim.com/robot-chicken/villain-car-pool.html (skip to 1:18 lol)

no its probably that worker that hung him self in the lobby.

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