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However, the pressure from Apple’s supply chain is still very high recently. As Mingmei Infinite shared an article yesterday, since the epidemic has spread all over the world, it can be said that Apple does not have its own mobile phone factory and is extremely dependent on the supply chain. The most “difficult” time since 2011.
Today, the media broke the news that US electronics retailers, especially those in New York City, are about to sell out of their iPhone 11 inventory. In addition, the mobile operator also said that its supply of three iPhone 11 models has begun to decline. One of the biggest problems, according to the report: Retailers simply don’t know when they’ll get their hands on new items. This is mainly because the coronavirus outbreak continues to affect Apple’s supply chain, and the frequency of shipments from China to the United States is also declining.
According to the report, some retailers suspect that operators are deliberately controlling supply chain shipments as a precaution, and operators seem to be sacrificing offline retail stores in favor of online interests.
Not only the US, but one operator in the UK and one in France also experienced supply disruptions, with some popular models quickly running out of stock. British network operators are even ready to use their previously accumulated mobile phone stockpiles, which were supposed to be used to cope with a possible supply crunch caused by “Brexit”, an industry executive said.
India faces the same dilemma. Reports emerged last Thursday that India was planning to arrange air shipments of parts from China to support its growing electronics industry. India’s science and technology ministry has asked electronics and smartphone industry lobby groups to draw up a list of parts made in China, which the government will then arrange for air shipments from China, two officials said.
What does this indicate? This shows that the global sales of the iPhone 11 are soaring. It seems that everyone still supports 4G mobile phones. No wonder Huawei has cut off some orders for 5G mobile phones because the sales of Huawei Mate 30 series are not ideal!
Separately, a detailed report published earlier this week said iPad Pro supply is also low. This could be because new models are being built, but it could also be the result of reduced production in China. Apple also informed technicians at its retail stores that replacement iPhones will be in short supply next month, and that individual parts for repairs are limited.
The impact of the epidemic is not only reflected in Apple’s old models. A few days ago, Mingmei Infinite quoted the latest news in the industry chain and reported that in order to ensure the smooth progress of 5G mobile phones this year, Apple needs to postpone their release time by one month. This means that the iPhone 12 series may not be released until October. The corresponding cheap iPhone will also be delayed.
Some industry chain insiders said that the so-called “iPhone 9” or “iPhone SE 2” has been verified at Foxconn and Pegatron’s factories, but due to the impact of the public health incident, there may be some delays in mass production of the iPhone SE 2. Apple could potentially delay orders for the device from the first quarter to the second.
It was also previously reported that Apple is facing shortages of parts and replacement items due to the impact of the epidemic, while Bank of America analysts believe that Apple’s highly anticipated 5G iPhone may be delayed by a month. Apple CEO Cook said that my country’s Apple factories have resumed operations and are in a normal state. He is optimistic about this.
Of course, it remains to be seen whether the New York area is an isolated case. For investors and Apple fans, the biggest wish is that the iPhone 9/SE 2, WWDC and the new generation of iPhones supporting 5G in the fall will not be delayed.
Therefore, the fans who are reading this article shared by Mingmei Unlimited can breathe a sigh of relief. There is still more than half a year before the release of Apple’s new iPhone 12. For those fans who have already bought the iPhone 11 Don’t worry about anything anymore. As the so-called “buy early and enjoy early”, and now this situation may cause the iPhone 11 to be seriously out of stock and not be able to buy it.
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