Supply Chain Problems, Huge Demand Lead to Delays in iPhone 13 Shipments
The wait on the new iPhone right now may reach up to a few weeks due to supply chain problems and great demand for the devices lead to a record waiting time for the company’s gadgets in the recent past.
Analysts keep a close eye on the iPhone delivery times following a new launch in order to estimate the demand for the latest models. This year, this info is also relevant to supply chain issues that are hounding tech companies, with the holiday shopping season straight down the road.
Industry experts claim that international customers with pre-orders for the newest iPhones would be stuck with an over month-long wait for the Pro and Pro Max and approximately 2 weeks for the regular iPhone 13.
In the USA, with its more than a 30% share of iPhone deliveries, the delay time for the iPhone 13 models grew to 19-34 days during the second week, after 7-20 days in the first week, both of which are greater than the wait times after the iPhone 12 Series launch.
As of now, there has been no comment from Apple on the delivery delays.
Some of Apple's partners, such as Vodafone UK, Verizon and Best Buy referred to high demand and product supply problems in their responses to customer complaints on Twitter. Quite a few users also mentioned the delays on other social media.
Some Apple suppliers suspended production at their Chinese factories for several days in order to comply with more stringent energy consumption policies, which put supply chains at direct risk in the peak electronic goods season.
The iPhone 13 is priced between $699 and $1,599, boasts a sharper camera, a new bionic chip and upgraded connectivity. Pre-booking began on September 17, 2021.Source