The iPhone 13 could be in stock sooner than you thought

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New reports from JP Morgan claim that estimated delivery windows for the iPhone 13 are getting shorter.

JP Morgan analyst Samik Chatterjee wrote in a note to investors (viewed by AppleInsider) that the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro release dates were cut for the second week in a row. This is the third time this iPhone 13 line has been tested. Chatterjee believes the move could be a push to increase supply.

iPhone 13 stock may rise soon
Apple iPhone 13 and 13 Pro
Image source: Apple iPhone 13 and 13 Pro: Christian Looper for CNET.
Since this continues to happen with the iPhone 13, Chatterjee believes it could be because of Apple’s increased shipments. This is common around the holidays. This is usually a good time for manufacturers to increase their purchases. To keep up with the demand for new phones, it makes sense for Apple to increase the amount of available inventory.

Of course, as AppleInsider points out in its initial report, the charging times of these devices are not an accurate indicator of current demand. Instead, we should look at it as a way to measure the balance between supply and demand.

According to Chatterjee, delivery times for the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max are 5, 5, 23 and 23 days, respectively. This is an increase in delivery time from 8, 10, 26 and 26 days in the previous week. Essentially, shorter delivery times mean you need less time before your device is shipped to you. Therefore, if you intend to buy an iPhone 13, you will have to wait about five days until the purchase is completed and sent to you.

Will more iPhones be available this holiday season?
Apple iPhone 13 again
Apple iPhone 13 again. Image source: Christian de Lauper for CNET.
The actual date for returning iPhone 13 models to the warehouse is not yet known. These new reports don’t really indicate an increase in bulk orders from local stores or anything. On the contrary, it’s a way to see how the industry, and Apple in particular, is dealing with the ongoing chip shortage.

This shortage continues to affect the supply chain, although the Wall Street Journal notes that some of the supply chain issues may be showing early signs of recovery. However, it is still unclear when this part of the market will fully recover.

If Apple increases supply to meet holiday demand, getting an iPhone 13 this season might be a little easier.

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