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Apple mulling tightening grip on MacBook supply chain; Cut contractor profits

Apple is all set to bind the power of its MacBook supply chain by direct negotiating rates with third-party suppliers. They are of non-key elements such as screws and plastics needed by contract suppliers to manufacture major components.

According to some reports, manufacturing sources says that the progress by Apple will notably decrease interest margins. It is of limited supply partners though Apple has not verified and also not denied the move.

Some more sources says that it will be the first time when Apple has ever conflicted with the acquisition of non-crucial materials and elements by its limited key component producers. They build the batteries, panels, chassis, processors, and heat dissipation modules in Apple MacBooks.

Taiwan has agreed to provide partners of MacBooks that were presumably told the new plan during the Apple’s meeting.

Aside from regular MacBook past, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo thinks that Apple is operating on a more affordable MacBook Air.

It is also said that Apple is working on a new entry-level 13-inch MacBook in the next half of 2018. It will be serving as a substitution for the MacBook Air, but it didn’t expect during this year’s WWDC.

If Apple is striving to hold prices down, it can get minimum updates. The MacBook Air prevails old and proceeds to use a processor from 2014. So a modernized version can be included as a new processor and new graphics. Thunderbolt 3 can also be figured, and likely Apple will update the display.