Component shortages finally catch up to Apple as delivery times slip further out

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In a nutshell: Apple up to this point has largely seemed immune to the global chip and component shortages that have plagued other hardware makers, but it would seem that the company’s time ahead of the situation may have come to an end. A quick check of Apple’s website reveals that virtually all of the company’s recently announced products have lengthy wait times.

An order placed today for an iPhone 13 Pro, for example, won’t ship for another 4-5 weeks. The standard iPhone 13 – if ordered today – isn’t scheduled for delivery until early November. The new iPad mini has an estimated order window of November 19 – November 29. A new 14-inch MacBook Pro with Apple’s M1 Pro chip, which officially launches on October 26, won’t arrive until November 12 – November 19. Even Apple's polishing cloth has a 10-12 week delay.

It’s not just newer devices that are seeing shipping delays, either. A higher-end configuration of the MacBook Air ordered today won’t arrive until November 5 – November 9.