This has been a difficult year for electronics manufacturers. Anything from the PlayStation 5 to graphics processors has been impacted by worldwide chip shortages. For a time, it appeared as though Apple had escaped the worst of the distribution network difficulties, still, it appears that good fortune has now worn off. As per Bloomberg, the majority of Apple’s new goods would not be available until mid-November or perhaps even December. This covers the iPhone 13 edition, the iPad Mini, the 9th-generation iPad, the Apple Watch Series 7, as well as the MacBook Pro. Worryingly, the disruptions are also impacting earlier models such as the MacBook Air as well as the most recent iMac.
When it concerns Apple products, shortages aren’t particularly unusual, however, scale is now the issue. The iPhone 13 Pro, for example, has only been available for around a month, and virtually every variant of the smartphone is hard to come by. According to Apple’s website, the newest delivery window is Nov. 19-29, and no version of the smartphone is sold at any of the 12 Apple Locations in the five boroughs, at least in New York City. This month, the firm reduced its 2021 iPhone 13 manufacturing estimates by around 10 million devices. The iPad Mini has the same shipping window, and just a few models were available for pickup at one or 2 Apple Stores in New York City.
Neither of the Apple Stores in New York appears to have the apple watch series 7 in stock. The MacBook Pro’s that were revealed earlier this week have also been pushed forward to November 12-19. The 24′ M1 iMac has also been pushed to November 12-19. There were just one or two combinations available for pickup. The availability of Apple’s latest USD 19 polishing cloth has also been postponed by 10-12 weeks; this is the reality in which we now live. The worldwide chip shortage is expected to hurt Apple’s revenues during its most productive season, but it’s difficult to feel sorry for one of the world’s wealthiest businesses.