We know that Intel and Apple’s relationship isn’t what it once was even a year ago. A few years ago, they were getting processors ahead of launch and Intel even built the original MacBook Air its very own chip.  Now things are a bit different, which may be a reason why MacBook Pros haven’t been updated to the current generation processors (released in January).  Digitimes today says that:

Intel is giving priority to major clients [Acer], and second-tier and smaller notebook players have to wait much longer before receiving supply of the CPUs, the sources noted.

Has Apple dropped to “second tier”?

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