Apple has to deal with a lot right now: the iPhone 5 has met with production problems, in order to raise the quality of the product and now the iPad Mini and 13 inch Retina MacBook Pro are supposed to be delayed, also because of production problems. Apple is also working on updated iMacs and gearing up for a highly stressful holiday season.
The claim about production problems comes from DigiTimes, that has a shady track record, sometimes getting it right and sometimes… not. This time they say that they’re taking their info from the Far East supply chain, quoting Foxconn and Pegatron. The sources are saying that the 13 inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display is having production problems and the iPad Mini chassis uses the same material as the 9.7 inch model, but with a different tactile feel.
The launch of both the 13 inch MacBook Pro Retina and the iPad Mini has been moved with one month, according to insiders. It appears that Apple’s products are getting more and more complex in design, with the iPhone 5 getting so hard to build that Apple had to change production rates, in order to keep quality high. Is Apple getting too sophisticated for Apple?