Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic forced companies to adapt to the supply chain disruption. The pandemic has greatly ravaged China in the first months of 2020 and that was one of the major supply sources for Apple. This year, besides all the remaining issues, companies are also dealing with the global crisis in the semiconductor industry leading to chipset shortage. While some of these companies are bringing new smartphones every month, the announcement does not really mean that the devices are ready for hitting the shelves or that there are massive units to be shipped. That is exactly what is happening with Apple’s recently released iPhone 13 series. Apple unveiled the iPhone 13 series and new iPad in the last week, as usual, the demand is being so big that deliveries for iPhone 13 Pro series are now hitting the final days of October.
Back in the last year, Apple had to postpone the iPhone 12 series release to October. Perhaps due to the low amount of devices it had in stock due to the whole crisis. Now, the company returned to September, but this does not mean that it has addressed all issues with its stocks. If you decide to pre-order the iPhone 13 Pro now you will receive it in a month’s time, with October 22 being the earliest date.
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The situation is even worse with the new iPad mini 6. Apple will start shipping some of the slates as late as November 5, and opting for free engraving service will delay the arrival for November 15.
iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max shipments delayed across the world
Going back to the iPhones, the slow delivery seems to be affecting both the iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max. No matter the color choice, memory option, or carrier service you select. For a quick comparison, the vanilla iPhone 13 and the 13 mini are going to users much faster. If you purchase any of these today, you’ll receive them in October 11 to 13. If you’re checking Apple Store for a last year’s model, then the luck will be by your side. After all the device has shipping scheduled for Monday which means up to five days for delivery after your purchase.
Apparently, the delayed shipments aren’t only affecting the United States. The situation is also bad in other key markets such as France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. All these markets are getting the iPhone 13 Pro no earlier than October 22. We can only expect the worse for markets that aren’t considered the more important ones for Apple.
The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max are the most expensive ones. However, they also are the ones with the best set of technologies such as better cameras and 120 Hz displays.