It appears that a labor shortage is in the offing in China as manufacturers of the components for the upcoming MacBook Pro 2012 and MacBook Air of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) are increasing production to meet the needs of the manufacturers of these devices.
This was revealed recently by a Taiwan-based publication, which indicated that some suppliers intend to outsource production of the components to allow them to meet the demand from Apple for the upcoming MacBook Pro 2012 and MacBook Air.
A labor shortage was reportedly being experienced by manufacturers of components in the eastern part of China as increased orders for the upcoming MacBook Pro 2012 and the MacBook Air have increased despite the fact that may and June are considered as slow seasons for the IT industry.
The initial supply of components for the reported MacBook Pro 2012 and MacBook Air were reportedly delivered by the component suppliers last April as deliveries of the new body of the devices have increased recently. An increase in the demand is expected in the coming month due to the possibility that the reported MacBook Pro 2012 and MacBook Air will be launched by Apple by July.
According to the report, the total orders from Apple is expected to increased to around 19 million for this year, which is significantly higher than the 12 million for 2011. This indicates that Apple is expected to sell at least four million units of the upcoming MacBook Pro 2012 and MacBook Air for every quarter.
However it should also be noted that the report did not point out that the orders were for a new MacBook Air or the upcoming MacBook Pro 2012, which will reportedly feature a similar design as the slimmer device.
But basing on the production analysis, it appears that the orders may be for both the new MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro 2012. Total notebook sales for Apple reportedly nearly reached the 13 million unit level, which is similar to the production level of the devices for the year.