MacBook Shipments To Grow 10 Percent in 2Q13 – Digitimes

Digitimes’ Aaron Lee and Joseph Tsai report that Apple’s MacBook shipments in the second calendar quarter of 2013 are expected to grow 10% sequentially, as the company has almost finished digesting its excess inventory and should start placing new orders in mid-May, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

The May orders in are expected to be mainly foor new Intel Haswell-based models, the sources noted.

However. Lee and Tsai note that since Apple had weak notebook shipments in the first quarter, a 10 percent sequential growth is expected to only have a limited contribution to the upstream supply chain and MacBook shipments in 2013 may only see a single-digit percentage growth on year, compared to around 30% growth in past years.

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