IT’S iPhone launch day – but several models of Apple’s new smartphone are already sold out.
Buyers will now have to wait weeks for some of the most coveted iPhone 13 models.
The iPhone 13 was unveiled last week, and was made available for pre-order on Friday, September 17.
Now the device is finally available, shipping out to customers, and on store shelves around the world.
But demand already appears to be very high – because several models will take weeks to arrive for customers.
If you pre-order some models today, you could be left waiting until November to receive your delivery.
It’s the same story in both the US and UK, signalling widespread demand for Apple’s shiny new gadget.
In the US, the iPhone 13 Mini is now shipping in 5 to 7 business days.
The iPhone 13 proper will arrive in 7 to 10 business days.
And the story is much worse for the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, both of which are listed as arriving in “3 to 4 weeks”.
In the UK, you’re looking at early October delivery for the iPhone 13 Mini.
And this is pushed back to mid October for the iPhone 13.
But the real issues are for the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, which won’t arrive until late October or early November.
The handset was unveiled during a special event last week.
It boasts a powerful A15 chip and improvements to the camera, and comes in a spiffing new pink colour option.
Base storage has doubled from 64GB to 128GB, and there’s a new top-tier Pro model with a whopping 1TB of space on board.
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iPhone buyers flock to stores
Here’s Apple fan Kwame Pamboe, 33, who bagged an iPhone 13 this morning from Apple’s flagship store in London.
He told The Sun that it’s the first time he’d attended an Apple launch event. He only queued outside for three minutes before he was let in.
Kwame said he chose the 13 over the pricier Pro models as he doesn’t typically use the iPhone’s camera that much.
He also preferred the colours on offer.
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