Apple's next-generation smartphones have been in short supply in a number of markets. This is reported by the authors of the blog Aroged.
A week after the start of sales of new Apple smartphones, all possible configurations of the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max were unavailable for instant purchase. The delivery time of flagships in the USA, Canada, Europe and Russia has increased to three to four weeks.
According to journalists, the shortage of iPhones may be related to the global shortage of chips, which Apple CEO Tim Cook warned about back in July. There is also an increased demand for new models with a screen that supports a refresh rate of 120 hertz. "Most likely, the shortage of top—end Apple smartphones will last until the end of the year, as is the case with PlayStation 5 consoles, Nvidia GeForce RTX30XX video cards and other electronics," experts summed up.
Judging by the Russian Apple online store, smartphone delivery is available in late October - early November. When ordering iPhone 13 and 13 mini to the central regions of the country, the store promises to bring the goods within two to three weeks, iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max - four to five weeks.
Earlier, sources of Russian retailers reported that in the first week with the start of sales, citizens purchased 53.5 thousand iPhone 13, spending a total of 5.7 billion rubles. Mobile Research Group analyst Eldar Murtazin suggested that Apple is deliberately creating a moderate deficit to show the demand for its new products.