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Your new iPhone 13 Pro or Pro Max could take over a month to arrive

iPhone 13 Pro
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Apple's new iPhone 13 series has only just come out and yet, there is already a major backlog in delivery times with most retailers currently showing no stock at all or dates exceeding a month.

While the issues aren't quite as dramatic for the iPhone 13 mini and regular 13, those after the two larger devices might have to wait a while. Some carriers like Verizon in the US or Fonehouse in the UK are quoting a few days to a week or two. Others like Mobiles.co.uk expect you won't get the device until late October or November.

While there has been no announcement as to why there are delays, we saw stock issues hit the iPhone 12 series last year as well as more recently with the Samsung Galaxy S21 range.

With similar issues affecting consoles like the PS5, Xbox Series X – and at one point, the Nintendo Switch – stock delays are looking like a more regular issue with the pandemic frequently halting supply chains.

For those looking to buy the smaller iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 mini, there is still plenty of stock available with lots of retailers even offering next day delivery, for the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, you might have to wait a while for your device to arrive.

iPhone 13

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The retailers with the fastest delivery:

UK retailers:

*delivery dates accurate at time of writing

  • Carphone Warehouse - next day delivery for just the iPhone 13 mini
  • Sky Mobile - free delivery within 1-2 weeks, excluding iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • Mobile Phones Direct - free next day delivery, excluding iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • Fonehouse - free delivery within 3 days
  • Vodafone - free next day delivery for just the iPhone 13 mini
  • Currys - free next day delivery on the iPhone 13 and 13 mini
  • John Lewis - free next day delivery on the iPhone 13 and 13 mini

US retailers:

*delivery dates accurate at time of writing

  • Verizon - delivery for Friday, October 8 on all devices
  • AT&T - October 1st delivery dates on all devices except Pro Max
  • Best Buy - 1 week delivery for iPhone 13 and 13 mini
  • Walmart - 1 week delivery on all devices

Alex Hughes

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