Apple really thinks we’re going to love Apple Silicon Macs
Apple seems to have pretty positive predictions concerning future demand for its all-new Apple Silicon Macs, and has asked its suppliers to manufacture 2.5 million of them by early 2021.
That’s almost 20% of Apple’s notebook sales
A report from Nikkei points out that this volume of ordering is the equivalent of 20% of total MacBook (family) shipments in 2019, when the company shifted 12.6 million of the things.
This clearly suggests Apple has aggressive predictions for demand for these products, which in itself hints that the move to new chips may mean some good news in terms of price.
These aggressive targets also come as Apple places huge orders for older models of iPhone to supplement the demand, and hits the unwanted challenge of ensuring it has the components it needs to meet demand as the iPhone 12 range generates a purchasing ‘supercycle’.
We’ll find out ore around Apple Silicon at Apple’s unveiling event in November 20, just a few days before the iPhone 12 mini, HomePod mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max begin to ship.
Meanwhile, sources within the supply chain says that while demand for iPhone 11 remains strong, that for the 11 Pro and Pro Max has stalled – likely reflecting the strong demand for thie higher end iPhone 12 range, given that one of the draws of all these models is the huge evolution in mobile photography they represent.