A SHORTAGE of computer chips could mean Apple has to slash the number of iPhone 13s it can produce in time for Christmas.
It’s thought the tech giant may have to cut its iPhone 13 production by up to 10 million devices due to worldwide supply chain issues.
You may struggle to get an iPhone 13 in time for ChristmasCredit: Alamy
This has even led to a White House telling Reuters that “there will be things that people can’t get” this Christmas.
According to a Bloomberg report, Apple is “likely” to cut its 2021 iPhone 13 series production targets from 90 million to around 80 million.
The report cited “people with knowledge on the matter” as a source.
Apple is said to have told manufacturers that there will be less of the new iPhone 13 models produced because of issues with chip supplies like Broadcom and Texas Instruments.
The UK Apple website currently states that customers could have to wait until November 19 to receive an iPhone 13, 13 Pro or Pro Max.
This means Apple fans may have to be quick if they’re thinking of buying an iPhone 13 as a present.
The iPhone 13 starts at £779 / $799 and the iPhone 13 Pro starts at £949 / $999.
The iPhone 13 mini starts at £679 / $699 and the iPhone 13 Pro Max starts at £1,049 / $1,099.
It seems you can get the the iPhone 13 mini slightly quicker than the other new models on the UK Apple website.
You could also check other Apple stockists to see if they have your desired iPhone 13 available.
Shares in Apple fell 1.2% in after-hours trading yesterday.
We have reached out to Apple for comment.
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