A report (http://tinyurl.com/cl9fjbo) from “DigiTimes” — not the most reliable of sources claims that Apple has stopped placing component orders for Macs. All Macs.
Quoting nnamed “sources from the upstream supply chain,” the article says those sources “originally expected to finish digesting their Mac inventories in April, but are now stranded waiting for further instructions from Apple. Purportedly, the Mac orders “dropped to almost nothing after the Lunar New Year holidays.”
“Since Apple hardly mis-estimates its shipment forecasts, the sharp order drop may imply that Apple has underestimated the PC industry’s weak status and its iPad products are affecting the PC industry more seriously than it expected,” opines “DigiTimes.”