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”?