Apple iPhone 13 shortages to continue until February

08 November 2021
Production will likely catch up next February.

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No shortages for the 1TB Pro version.

That said, the whole package is leaving a lot to be desired (I tried to switch from S21u) --- the Face ID doesn't work with mask, in landscape mode with polarized sunglasses, when a strong light source is behind you, and when the phone lies on the table in front of you -- this is abysmal to say at least. Is Apple too poor to include a simple under-screen fingerprint sensor? And what about AOD - never can find the phone in dark. Tried the to open the Bluetooth Info / General info on Apple Airpods Pro -- this freezes the Settings app. YouTube PiP doesn't tolerate locked screen -- freezes and upon unlock tries to catch up by speeding the video up.

I love the iPad Pro 2021 (and 2020) which is much better than the Galaxy Tab S7 (oled), and the M1 computers are a paradise, so I was expecting the iPhone to have a similar lead on Android, but it's not even close to my S21u (in any department, in fact).

Edit: also the camera opening on iPhone (slide from side of the screen) is very much inferior to the S21u (double-press power button _anytime_) and results to many missed pics bc the phone thinks i want to open the notifications instead. Additionally, the volume up/down buttons are positioned on the wrong side of the device (left) and opposite the lock button on the right side, so they get often pressed by mistake.

Andro-IOS dude, 09 Nov 2021I’ve been using both iPhone and an Android phone for years.... more"My only comment on iphone is the placement of the lenses at the back especially the triangular orientation. I know the made it as iphone’s identity from afar but lined-lenses is way more elegant for me."

Haven't you noticed how smooth and seamless the zoom over different lenses is with new iPhones compared to Android phones? It's because of that triangular orientation, it means all the lenses are same distance from each other, which make switching between them very smooth.

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sq2013, 09 Nov 2021Not a perceived shortage. An actual shortage and a disaster... moreThank you! All these fools in the comments saying that shortage is good for Apple since it will drive up demand, lmao. They must've learnt demand-supply graph once and now they think they are economists.

And btw demand isn't a problem at all for Apple.

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Anonymous, 09 Nov 2021My country will go mask-free the end of the year anywayI think China used masks even before Covid. It is a relevant use case to have a fallback for when the face is covered, and that’s where Apple could just put their TouchID power button from iPad Air into iPhones. I don’t know why they have not done that already

Where people are sitting on hunger strikes or sleeping in queue to buy Apple iPhone 13 ❓❓❓

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I’ve been using both iPhone and an Android phone for years. Usability of android is easier for me. The style and durability of iPhone is better. My only comment on iphone is the placement of the lenses at the back especially the triangular orientation. I know the made it as iphone’s identity from afar but lined-lenses is way more elegant for me.

Apple will sell 230-240M iPhones this year, they are very close to their biggest iPhone sales ever in a year.

There just isn't relevant rivals on the market now.

GAMIRSFM, 09 Nov 2021Have you forgotten the Pop-up cameras and now under-display... moreI'm not a fan of the notch but frankly it's the same. A notch is a notch whether its a teardrop, fulldrop or just a punchhole. It's an area in the screen that is basically unusable. I agree that the punchhole looks better aesthetically but I prefer having Face ID and losing a handful more of pixels in an area of the screen that is not really ever used anyway.

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GAMIRSFM, 09 Nov 2021Ofcouse not. But you were comparing it in terms of screen c... moreMy country will go mask-free the end of the year anyway

Anonymous, 09 Nov 2021Most phones with punch hole don’t have 3D face recognitionOfcouse not. But you were comparing it in terms of screen cut-outs. Not on hardware.
Also FaceID is useless with masks on, so may aswell use an fingerprint scanner. And i don't know why you worry about how "secure" one is if the normal camera ones can have an option to get improves security but will be slower to read the face.

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GAMIRSFM, 09 Nov 2021Have you forgotten the Pop-up cameras and now under-display... moreMost phones with punch hole don’t have 3D face recognition

Anonymous, 09 Nov 2021Screen hole is worse than notch. Looks like dead pixels. Have you forgotten the Pop-up cameras and now under-display cameras?
Also the iPhone notch compared to a Punch-hole would look worse since it eats more pixels in that case.

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Anonymous, 09 Nov 2021Notch is worst looks like a chumped up screen. Id rather ha... moreAnd your brand of smartphone never used notch in their design.

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rizki1, 09 Nov 2021why not shortages forever??Shortages forever = demand is always bigger than supply.

Actually good news for Apple, if it really happens forever. Every manufacturer want to have that condition.

why not shortages forever??

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ABF Media, 08 Nov 2021Who cares if a low quality product is available or not? P... moreSales prove iPhone 13 is still the most popular.

Try harder trlôll!

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ABF Media, 08 Nov 2021Who cares if a low quality product is available or not? P... moreur dream too high... but its ok, they love make u uncomfortable with their apple device

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Anonymous, 09 Nov 2021Screen hole is worse than notch. Looks like dead pixels. Notch is worst looks like a chumped up screen. Id rather have a bezel than a notch,

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AnonF-1013367, 08 Nov 2021Correct, who wants to buy outdated 5 year old design with n... moreto beat 10 years ahead design phone performance ...

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Anonymous, 09 Nov 2021Or maybe less than expected sales since iPhone 14 will have... moreScreen hole is worse than notch.
Looks like dead pixels.