Initially, Apple expected to release about 90 million smartphones of the new series by the end of the year, according to informed sources, but interruptions in the supply of components and long waiting times for orders forced many buyers to abandon the idea of acquiring the iPhone 13. Now Apple has also warned contractors that it intends to release by the end of the year no more than 80 million smartphones.
This information with reference to its own sources is disseminated by Bloomberg News… At the same time, Apple expects to make up for lost time next year, since the situation with the availability of components should improve by that time. It will not hurt the company to end the quarter with a record revenue of $ 117.9 billion, as experts say, it will still grow by 6%. The worsening situation with the pandemic is also forcing consumers to postpone the purchase of new smartphones this year.
Apple customers who postponed their purchase this year can wait for the release of a new generation of smartphones next fall, according to the source. The new generation of iPhones should bring more performance changes than the current one, if rumors are to be believed. According to forecasts of the Apple management, the shortage of components will force the company to miss more than $ 6 billion in revenue in the current quarter. In the meantime, the waiting times for the ordered iPhone 13 began to decrease even in the United States, where they had recently reached one month. Now new customers will have to wait for a new smartphone no more than two weeks.