This is due to the global chip shortage which has led to the PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles being difficult to come by ever since the Sony and Microsoft systems launched in November 2020. Apple's recent financial results released towards the end of January have shown how iPad stock levels have hit sales.
Multiple iPads are at all-time price lows right now. Even the new iPad Air 2022 is being discounted at Amazon. Just remember, iPads are always in high demand, so as a result they tend to sell out fast. For instance, the base 10.2-inch iPad can be in stock in the morning and sold out by the afternoon.
During its Q1 2022 earnings report last week, Apple candidly revealed that iPad sales had dropped precipitously over prior years. Of course, Apple didn't have too many brand-new iPad models to sell during this past holiday quarter, but it's also clear that it simply couldn't make enough of them to keep up with demand.
According to a new report from Bloomberg, Sony has extended production of its PlayStation 4 console. This is due to component constraints leading to PS5 shortages. The report claims that Sony originally planned to discontinue the production of PS4 last year.
While redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models are rumored to launch later this year, many tech companies are facing supply constraints due to a global chip shortage, so the reason for the 96W power adapter's shipping delay is ultimately unclear.
Its quick rise to popularity amidst the Covid-19 pandemic though meant one thing: the PlayStation 5 was consistently sold out as supply chain issues kept Sony from keeping its supply up with the ever-increasing demand.
What About The iPhone 13 Shortage? Apple supply chain reports suggest that 10 million iPhone orders will be cut due to the lack of components that are necessary to complete the device. This needs some context to understand what effect it will have on Apple.
This is due to the ongoing chip shortage and demand issues. Sony recently noted that PS5 stock shortages are due to both the Covid pandemic and Russia's war in Ukraine, Sony also predicts the sales momentum will improve and overtake the PS4's equivalent selling speed by 2024.
The first is the most obvious: The system is really popular. Sony says the PS5 is its best-selling console and has already sold more than 13 million units since launch. The second reason is the current chip shortage impacting most of the world's electronics.
With a very large order placed for the iPhone 13, supplies should be good through 2021. The iPhone 13 seems to be a success and shipping times are currently extending to several weeks, but it's unlikely that Apple's newest and best iPhone will sell out this year.
The bad news is that Apple is not selling the iPhone 12 Pro or iPhone 12 Pro Max anymore, so if you were waiting for the arrival of the iPhone 13 to pick up a cheaper iPhone 12 Pro or iPhone 12 Pro Max, you're out of luck.
At the end of August 2020 some models of the Apple Watch became sold out – and then Apple announced the Series 6 and Apple Watch SE two weeks later. The iPad Pro could also no longer be ordered from the store at the beginning of March 2020 and almost three weeks later Apple introduced its successor.