You can now buy as many items as you want at Apple Stores outside of China

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What you need to know

  • Apple previously limited worldwide Apple Store orders to a given number of items.
  • Those limits have now been removed.
  • Although limits are still in place in China.

After spending a week or so with order limits in place, preventing people from hoarding iPhones, iPads, and Macs, Apple has now opened things back up. So long as you're not in China.

Previous international limits meant that people could only order two iPhones or four iPad Pros depending on their configuration. The new MacBook Air and Mac mini were also limited to five per order. But those limits have now been removed.

It isn't such good news in China, though. Limits on the number of iPad Pro and MacBook Air remain in the country, although they will likely also be removed when stocks allow.

It isn't clear how many people ever found themselves unable to make an order, though. With coronavirus impacting jobs around the globe, it's unlikely that Apple is seeing huge sales right now. The need to prevent anyone from buying six Mac minis at once doesn't seem a particularly urgent one.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.