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Hexley

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Not to fear monger but international travel and shipping to and from China is slowly slowing to a halt due to the corona virus.

This will impact supply chains like those of Apple.

So if you are pondering whether to buy now or wait for the mid-2020 refresh then I would strongly advise accelerating your purchase.

 
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chfilm

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I already noticed it when I ordered a second XDR display, it slipped from Feb 12 to march 8th...
 
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vodouman

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Just to add some anecdotal evidence to these claims. My MacBook Pro 16" missed the estimated delivery deadline whereas Apple normally underpromise and overdeliver.
 

hajime

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I considered to get a 32GB silver model two weeks ago but the expected shipment was delayed to over two weeks. If order now, it would take a bit over a months. Perhaps just stay with the 16GB model?
 

pshufd

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I should be fine with my 2014 15, 2015 15 and 2015 13. I was planning on waiting for the refresh. I'd be fine if it were made in Taiwan or Austin.
 

Smoothie

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Does this mean that the 16" MBP built now will come with a virus out of the box? Apple should include a surgical mask with each purchase.
 

Plutonius

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So if you are pondering whether to buy now or wait for the mid-2020 refresh then I would strongly advise accelerating your purchase.

The extended times are good if they are allowing any virus contamination to die.

The virus would be one add-on that I wouldn't appreciate in my package :).
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They could just spray it with a fine film of alcohol too.

It would be more expensive and they would have to update their production facilities.
 

AlanShutko

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I see this less about being a problem regarding infection, and more about the impact this disease has on a population that Apple relies on to build and ship their products.

I tend to agree. There are a lot of cities in China that are basically shutting down right now to prevent the spread of infection. The government has shut down various factories for right now. Foxconn has reported that this shouldn't iPhone production, which may be optimistic, but it could certainly affect everything else.
 

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I see this less about being a problem regarding infection, and more about the impact this disease has on a population that Apple relies on to build and ship their products.

Yeah, this.

Everyone else realizes these jokes are about people getting really sick, right?
 

turbineseaplane

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Well - at least this will help them hold their value a bit
(vs the incessant sales we've been seeing on 16" models of late)

If for any reason you wanted to sell your 16", the time to do it is now and in the coming weeks.
 
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