Since last year there has been a global chip shortage, and this is affecting the delivery time of Apple iPads. Consumers across the globe haven’t received iPads that they had ordered even 9 weeks ago. As of now, ordering an iPad will enable a minimum 50-day waiting period before you receive the order. This is however a slight improvement from a few months ago when the waiting period was over 55 days.
On the other hand, iPhones are being shipped out faster by the brand. Certain models can be received within 10 days from order, which is a massive improvement from last year’s one-month waiting period. The Apple CEO stated that the chip shortages had led to a fall in the sales growth of iPads, but things should start looking better in this quarter.
In the Asian market, the wait time is currently the highest. An order for an iPad placed in the Philippines right now would lead to a wait time of more than 60 days. In Malaysia, the condition is slightly better, but still around the 55 days mark. In the same countries, the order for an iPhone will have less than a month’s waiting period. As of now, Apple is still trying to clear the backlog of iPad orders from last year, before dispatching current orders.
So, it can be surmised that the global tech giant is clearly valuing the sale of iPhones over iPads. Since their launch, iPhones have always been the best-selling Apple product, and the order quantity has been constantly growing for this particular smartphone. While the chip shortages affected both iPads and iPhones, Apple has ensured that customers will be able to get their hands on iPhones faster than tablets.