Apple's iPhone 13-series stock woes are now slated to persist into 2022
Apple seems to be facing more difficulty than usual in getting its latest range of iPhones into customer hands than usual in 2021. The latest report on the subject indicates that the supply issues in question are likely to ease off - albeit not for several months from now. In the meantime, hopeful buyers are still likely to endure relatively lengthy waits until their new flagship gets to them.
Apple has not been immune to the ongoing component shortage currently experienced by the tech market in general. The Cupertino giant has been seen re-arranging its current order flow in an effort to get new units of the new iPhone 13 line into stock. Now, a new report suggests it might be able to resolve these problems - just not for the rest of 2021.
The Taiwanese industry blog DigiTimes now reports that the current dearth of integrated circuits necessary for 13-series production is "easing"...albeit slowly. Accordingly, the factories engaged by the company may be capable of "meeting demand" from February of next year onward.
Therefore, Apple may be able to resume aim at its target of same-day shipping via its Store from early to mid 2022. Currently, delivery estimates may fall considerably short of that window. Then again, they seem to affect the more premium Pro and Pro Max models most: they are projected not to ship for 3 to 4 weeks if ordered unlocked right now, whereas a customer can have a 13 or 13 Mini in as few as 5 days at the time of writing.
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