After the delivery delays of the iPhone 13, Apple is now creating consumer demand. As “Bloomberg” reports, the company informed its suppliers that demand for the iPhone 13 was declining.
Initially, Apple had hoped to sell the smartphones not yet produced due to the lack of chips in the course of the coming year. In the meantime, the group apparently no longer expects this, it is said, citing people familiar with the matter. Nevertheless, analysts believe that Apple will achieve new record sales in the Christmas quarter.
Update of October 14, 2021: Chip shortage massively delays iPhone 13 production
Chips are currently in short supply. This also causes problems for Apple tech companies. The lack of chips is delaying the production of millions of iPhone 13 models, according to the news portal “Watson.ch ” reported. The Californian company had to adjust its iPhone 13 production target down by ten million devices.
Apple’s chip suppliers include Broadcom and Texas Instruments. In addition, Apple shares fell by about one percent in after-hours trading, as it continues to be called. The three companies were unavailable for comment, according to “Watson”.
Original news from October 5, 2021: Apple is struggling with delivery delays for the iPhone 13
If you have pre-ordered the new iPhone 13, you have to be patient. Due to high demand and problems in the supply chain, there may be significant delivery delays, as “Reuters” reports. This now leads to longer waiting times than was the case with the previous models.
Usually, the delivery times for analysts are a yardstick for the demand for the new products. This time, however, the group is also struggling with various complications in the supply chain. Worldwide, according to analysts from J.P. Morgan and Credit Suisse, a delivery delay of two weeks (for the iPhone 13) to more than four weeks (for the Pro and Max models) should be expected. On Twitter, some customers are outraged by the delays.
As “Reuters” reports, the delivery time in the USA in the second week after the launch is around 19-34 days. In the first week it was about 7-20 days. This is a much longer delivery time than the previous model, the iPhone 12. Apple was not available for comment on the delivery delays.
In addition, according to “Reuters”, there is an interruption in production at Chinese factories. Several Apple suppliers have suspended production there for a few days in order to comply with stricter energy consumption guidelines.