In the second quarter, Apple sold fewer personal computers than it expected because of the continued shortage of components and the strengthening of the dollar vis-à-vis certain regional currencies. JPMorgan now claims that the waiting time for new Mac computers has been reduced to an average of one week in the worst case.
According to the experts, this shows Apple's success in addressing the shortage of components for the production of monoblocks, laptops, and desktop systems. In June, Apple's client-ordered products reached two weeks, and in the US they were measured at all for 18 days. Even now, the US can't boast of a minimum waiting time, it's on average eight days.
In April, Apple's management warned investors that because of the shortage of parts in the coming quarter, the company would reduce revenues by $4 billion to $8 billion, but in fact, it was limited to less than $4 billion. At the level of production infrastructure in the second quarter, it was complicated by locodowns in selected parts of China, where Apple contractors were collecting MacBook laptops at the company's request. Apparently, the company has now managed to return to normal supply regime. The new MacBook Air models presented in June, according to Apple, should help the company overcome the decline in demand in the world laptop market.