iPhone 13 production slowed
If you order the new iPhone, it is possible that you will have to wait for delivery. As per reports, the waves of Covid infections in Vietnam have slowed the production of the components for Apple products. Apple is reportedly facing issues in keeping up with demand for its newly launched iPhone 13 model. A Nikkei report has revealed that the delivery times for the new iPhones have extended even further due to the impacts of COVID-19, this supply chain disruption is estimated to ease as early as mid October.
Vietnam COVID outbreak delays iPhone 13 orders: Apple's new iPhone 13 range is reportedly seeing longer than usual delivery times worldwide because a coronavirus spike is disrupting component assemblers in Vietnam.The iPhone 13 Pro Max, went on backorder within an hour of… pic.twitter.com/93qnX2wHVi— King Tri-Zi (@KingTriZi) September 29, 2021
According to Nikkei Asia, a significant number of camera components are assembled in Vietnam. The country is currently the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak.
"Assemblers can still produce the new iPhones, but there's a supply gap [in] that the inventories of the camera modules are running low," one of the executives with direct knowledge told Nikkei Asia. "There's nothing we can do but to monitor the situation in Vietnam every day and wait for them to ramp up the output."
🚨🚨🚨The latest example of how global supply chain vulnerabilities are hitting consumer products >>> iPhone 13 delivery times lengthen as COVID hits suppliers in Vietnam .@Lauly_Th_Li .@ChengTingFang .@lienh .@NikkeiAsia https://t.co/6DnkEQg44P— Michael Peel (@Mikepeeljourno) September 29, 2021