Apple warns suppliers over dwindling iPhone 13 series demand

02 December 2021
Consumers seem fed up with the limited supply of the iPhone 13 series.

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CptPower, 02 Dec 2021Wonder why people still support this half baked brand. Wh... morei also dont understand why people using that "already lag before open the box device"

    Anonymous, 02 Dec 2021The number of people who stick with their 5 year old phone ... moreHave you actually tried looking at data put out by companies??? On how many upgrade after 5 years?? It's very low.
    Majority upgrade every 2-3yrs. So.. It's time, You get out of your bubble

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      • 02 Dec 2021

      ABF Media, 02 Dec 2021Most consumers aren't fine using some old outdated gar... moreI don't think that is necessarily true. I work in the mobile telecommunications industry and I would say the amount of people that are on Sim only deals with phones around 3 years old or more is very high. There are some vain and silly people who simply want the latest phone to fit in and be cool. It's just the novelty factor. I would day the majority seek value over a brand name and the latest iPhone or Samsung. The amount of people purchasing the iPhone xr, 11 and 12 series is high. My Dad has plenty of money but chooses to stay with his iPhone 7 plus because it works. I have around 4 smartphones that are 3 or more years old and I just replace the integrated batteries which is actually quite easy. Someone with your attitude is a dream for apple or Samsung. They deliberately make their phones difficult to repair so people will keep upgrading but some savvy people are onto it.

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        • Anonymous
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        • 02 Dec 2021

        ABF Media, 02 Dec 2021Most consumers aren't fine using some old outdated gar... moreNo they don't. You're basing that on GSMArena where all the nerds are bunched together who endlessly harp about specs and buy new phone every 1-2 years. In reality, most people buy crappy 100-200€ phones and hold on them for so long they literally start disintegrating in their hands and when they can't watch Youtube on it anymore because it's just lagging so horribly it can't even buffer videos anymore, then they buy a new 100-200€ one. Usually after some 5-7 years. The thing with iPhones is, whatever model you take today, it has a flagship chipset in it. There is some minor segmentation with iPhone 13 having more GPU cores in higher models, but that's not as big as CPU that does everything else. So, with iPhone you're essentially using flagship regardless of model you buy if it's recent. 5 years is not really an issue quite frankly. I'm at 3 years with XR and it's so snappy I couldn't tell a difference if it's brand new model or 3 years old. So, 5 years should be no problem at all and I won't have bad experience in this time.

          Anonymous, 02 Dec 2021That's MoM growth comparison, not total sales.What you mean? Apple is now number one OEM in China, this happened last time in 2015

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            • Anonymous
            • jMx
            • 02 Dec 2021

            Mister T, 02 Dec 2021His opinion stands almost correct. However it all depend... moreWhile I agree that coming from a 12 would not be beneficial, coming from an 11 Pro to a 13 Pro is a big upgrade.

            Screen
            Camera
            Connectivity (5G)

            These are all very good and useful upgrades the user can enjoy.

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              • Anonymous
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              • 02 Dec 2021

              -Trix-, 02 Dec 2021What are you talking about? iPhone 13 series is super popul... moreThat's MoM growth comparison, not total sales.

                Duck of death, 02 Dec 2021Spamming competitor communities with fake disgruntled compl... moreWhat are you talking about? iPhone 13 series is super popular and they sell every unit which get into stores. They have two week wait time now, people just can’t buy them. Did you even read the article?

                ” The iPhone is once again number one in China, according to Counterpoint Research's Monthly Market Pulse Service, grabbing significant ground from its Android rivals. Showing a growth of 46% month-over-month, Apple saw the highest growth among all major brands in China during October 2021”

                  Wonder why people still support this half baked brand.
                  When comes to user friendly experience android and even harmony are very easy winners.
                  Apple have nothing just updates or bugdates or fixdates.

                    Spamming competitor communities with fake disgruntled complaints isn't working any longer, Apple. You're turning into Motorola 2010. An overpriced dinosaur.

                    Sent from my Flip3.

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                      • Anonymous
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                      • 02 Dec 2021

                      Mister T, 02 Dec 2021His opinion stands almost correct. However it all depend... moreIf Apple wants to maximize profit, they would want to reuse the design for another year, so users can't wait longer and buy the last product series of the old design. Many potential consumers might choose not to buy iPhone 13 because they expect iPhone 14 will have a huge leap. If they see iPhone 14 too is an incremental upgrade, they will give up waiting and buy it. Only then introduce a new design.

                      I think Apple should have adopted up to 90hz adaptive refresh rates first for a few years, before going straight up to 120hz from 60hz, from the prospect of profit.

                        Mister T, 02 Dec 2021His opinion stands almost correct. However it all depend... more"Come 2022, when the design refresh occurs, demand will spike: COVID or not."

                        There's already demand spike, that's why people can't buy these iPhones now. It's two week wait. Every unit which goes to stores sells right away.

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                          • 02 Dec 2021

                          ABF Media, 02 Dec 2021Most consumers aren't fine using some old outdated gar... moreHis opinion stands almost correct.

                          However it all depends on your region.

                          Many countries offer significant subsidies and, as such, the consumer holds said model, on average, for 24 minths (2 years).

                          Many of us here are enthusiasts, irrespective of whether we purchase new models yearly or not, and are more critical with each new flagship release.

                          IPhone 13 gives little reason to upgrade ufvyou already have a 12 or 11. Come 2022, when the design refresh occurs, demand will spike: COVID or not.

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                            • Codyrain
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                            • 02 Dec 2021

                            How about iPhones astronomically high cost?

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                              • Anonymous
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                              • 02 Dec 2021

                              Dometalican, 02 Dec 2021Look, I'm not an iPhone fan as much as the next guy, b... moreYou could say the same thing on non-Apple articles, with the worst Android crowd coming from consistent backtracker Samsung.

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                                • Anonymous
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                                • 02 Dec 2021

                                ABF Media, 02 Dec 2021Most consumers aren't fine using some old outdated gar... moreThe number of people who stick with their 5 year old phone greatly outnumber frequent upgraders. Have you tried looking outside your bubble?

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                                  • 02 Dec 2021

                                  As I said before, 13 is a very unlucky number for Apple and iPhone 13 will kill the iPhone - it's so bad! RIP iPhone!

                                    Anonymous, 02 Dec 2021People can't seem to decide whether there is too much ... more"One of the big reasons why Apple is seeing lowered demand is because consumers are deciding to skip on buying the hard-to-get iPhones"

                                    That's basically code word for the iPhone 13 Pro and pro max not selling as per their expectations due to higher price. These people will buy the cheapest iPhones for that logo flashing, nothing else.

                                      The Flip, 02 Dec 2021My brother just upgraded to an iPhone 13 Pro after using an... moreMost consumers aren't fine using some old outdated garbage of a phone for 5 years.
                                      Ios or android, the average person upgrades every 2-3 years. That's the reality.
                                      You are among the few who upgrades once in five years.

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                                        • 02 Dec 2021

                                        Anandh, 02 Dec 2021Apple fixing it's price too much based on buying capac... moreIf the charger is being accessorized as an extra, then it would be no surprise, further on, the battery and the chipset also could be extra billed. So, what one will be paying for basically would be the body shell. Times to come...