The iPhone 13 order floodgates are open. The new iPhones are on sale, and eager iOS users have already flocked to the Apple store and other retailers to get their hands on Apple's flagships.
The newest iPhone takes full advantage of Apple’s A15 Bionic chipset, has a bigger battery to keep it powered up for longer, and a better camera array with a compelling cinematic video mode. All of this has naturally led to significant demand for the device.
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The iPhone 13 launched on September 24, but the wait time for each model of iPhone 13 has been shooting up ever since the phone launched, and it could get worse. For example, right now the iPhone 13 Pro is showing delivery for November 15 to November 22.
Bloomberg is reporting that Apple has been forced to cut its production order of the iPhone 13 by 11% due to the ongoing global chip shortage. That means there will be fewer devices on the market than Apple had originally intended this holiday season.
If you want an iPhone 13 this year, we suggest getting your order in as soon as possible. The wait times have been creeping up. Below are the current wait times for each model of iPhone 13.
Wait times for Phone 13 models (Updated Oct. 15)
Before jumping into the wait time for each model in the iPhone 13 lineup, it’s important to stress that your mileage may vary. Wait time is determined by a variety of factors including your location and your chosen configuration, so we can’t guarantee that your wait time won’t be longer than the ones listed below.
|Model||Date range||In-store pickup|
|iPhone 13 mini||October 29-Nov 3||No|
|iPhone 13||October 29-Nov 3||No|
|iPhone 13 Pro||November 17-24||No|
|iPhone 13 Pro Max||November 17-24||No|
The standard iPhone 13 128GB is suffering lengthy delays. Delivery estimates have it arriving between October 29 and November 3, and in the New York area, and it's currently unavailable for pickup from a physical Apple Store. Even the more pricey 256GB and 512GB models are facing shipping delays that could run into next month.
Across all configurations of the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini, the color of the device could have a noticeable impact on wait time. So be sure to check all of the available options. The pink colorway seems to be the least popular and currently has slightly shorter delivery estimates across most configurations.
The iPhone 13 Pro model is where the delivery delays are truly being felt. The standard iPhone 13 Pro 128GB isn’t available for delivery until November 17 at the earliest from Apple, and that could stretch to as late as November 24. The situation is similar for the iPhone 13 Pro Max model, which is also facing delivery delays that could run well into the second half of November.
As noted above, if you want to get yourself an iPhone 13 in the coming weeks it’s probably best to get your order in now before the delivery dates start to slip into the holiday season. If you’re looking for a bargain, we’ve got a roundup of the best iPhone 13 deals to help you save big on the latest Apple smartphone.