One retailer clarified that they get as many iPhones in three weeks as they sell in just a week. Because of this, buyers have to sign up and wait for the goods to arrive for several weeks. It is noted that last week supplies more or less stabilized. The shortage extends not only to the iPhone 13, but also to the foldable Samsung Galaxy Folds and S-series flagships.
Another retailer said the iPhones were almost out of stock. Even the 11th model is missing. The general shortage of electronics is predicted until 2022.
Market participants believe that the reason for the shortage is the closure of some manufacturing enterprises and the rupture of supply chains. There are also not enough components.