Strange odour could cause MacBook Air shipment delays

A factory in China, where MacBook Airs, iPods and some HTC smartphone casings are manufactured, was closed recently, which could cause shipment delays. The reason the factory was closed was because locals complained of a “Strange Odour” coming from the factory.

After the factory was closed, Catcher President Allen Horng said “Shipments to our customers will inevitably be affected.”

Catcher and the more popularly known Foxconn factory are two of the world’s largest producers of metal casings for electronics, both situated in China.

The factory will not be able to resume normal operation until the government have fully checked and inspected the facility, which could mean the closure will carry on through October and part of November.