Warning over huge iPhone shortage for Christmas as handset delay reaches 6 weeks

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A lack of computer chips could mean that Apple will have to reduce the number of iPhone 13s it can produce at Christmas time.

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It is believed that the tech giant may have to cut production of its iPhone 13 by up to 10 million people due to supply chain issues across the globe.

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You may struggle to get the iPhone 13 in time for Christmascredit: Alamy

This led the White House to tell Reuters that “there will be things that people can’t have this Christmas”.

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according to a bloomberg reportApple is “likely” reducing its 2021 iPhone 13 series production target from 90 million to about 80 million.

The report cited “people with knowledge on the matter” as the source.

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Apple is said to have told manufacturers such as Broadcom and Texas Instruments that production of the new iPhone 13 models would be reduced due to chip supply issues.

NS UK Apple website It is currently said that customers may have to wait till November 19 to get the iPhone 13, 13 Pro or Pro Max.

This means that if Apple fans are looking to buy the iPhone 13 as a gift, they may have to be quick.

The iPhone 13 starts at £779/$799 and the iPhone 13 Pro starts at £949/$999.

The iPhone 13 Mini starts at £679/$699 and the iPhone 13 Pro Max starts at £1,049/$1,099.

It looks like you can get the iPhone 13 mini slightly faster than other new models on the UK Apple website.

You can also check out other Apple stockists to see if they have your desired iPhone 13 available.

Apple shares fell 1.2% in yesterday’s trading.

We have reached out to Apple for comment.

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