What you need to know
- Apple is reportedly cutting production of the iPhone 13.
- The company could cut iPhone 13 production by as much as 10 million units this year.
- The issue is due to the ongoing chip shortage.
It looks like Apple may be forced to cut production for the iPhone 13 due to the ongoing chip shortage.
As reported by Bloomberg, the company could decrease iPhone 13 production for 2021 by as many as 10 million units, according to "people familiar with the matter."
iPhone 13 customers are already seeing considerable wait times. The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, for example, are already experiencing shipment times as far out as mid-November.
Representatives from both Apple and Texas Instruments declined to comment on the report. Broadcom did not respond to Bloomberg's request for comment.
Bottom line: The iPhone 13 is the best iPhone for most people, with impressive new cameras and notable improvements to battery life. Without all the bells and whistles of the Pro line, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini are still powerhouses that'll keep owners happy for years to come.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
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