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 (opens in new tab) in the US or Fonehouse (opens in new tab) in the UK are quoting a few days to a week or two. Others like Mobiles.co.uk (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) - next day delivery for just the iPhone 13 mini
  • Sky Mobile (opens in new tab) - free delivery within 1-2 weeks, excluding iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • Mobile Phones Direct (opens in new tab) - free next day delivery, excluding iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • Fonehouse (opens in new tab) - free delivery within 3 days
  • Vodafone (opens in new tab) - free next day delivery for just the iPhone 13 mini
  • Currys (opens in new tab) - free next day delivery on the iPhone 13 and 13 mini
  • John Lewis (opens in new tab) - free next day delivery on the iPhone 13 and 13 mini

US retailers:

*delivery dates accurate at time of writing

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

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