Apple launched its latest smartphones and tablets last week and as usual pre-order demand is so big, deliveries for some variants of the iPhone 13 are slipping into the late days of October. If you decide to pre-order the iPhone 13 Pro now you will receive it in a month's time, with October 22 being the earliest date.
Future owners of the new iPad mini have it even worse - Apple will start shipping some of the slates as late as November 5, and opting for the free engraving service will delay the arrival by extra 10 days.
Both the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are getting slow delivery, regardless of color choice, memory options or carrier services. For comparison, the iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 dates are way more acceptable - October 11-13, which is in under three weeks. The situation with iPhone 12 is even better - a phone can be reserved for collection as early as Monday.
The situation is that bad not only in the United States, but consumers in other key markets such as France, Germany, and the United Kingdom are also getting an iPhone 13 Pro no earlier than October 22.