APPLE fans are going to struggle to bag two popular iPhone models this side of Christmas.
If you wanted either of Apple’s most powerful iPhone 14 Pro models, you may be in for a wait.
Delivery times have no skyrocketed on Apple’s website for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
And mega-retailer Amazon is listing them as “temporarily out of stock”.
It means anyone hoping to bag a Black Friday deal or snagging one to put under the Christmas tree may be out of luck.
It’s still possible to get the regular iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus.
But Apple appears to be out-of-stock for the Pro models.
In the UK, the earliest Apple website delivery date for an iPhone 14 Pro or Pro Max is January 3.
And in the US, the delivery time for both iPhone models is currently listed as “five weeks”.
The delays are affecting all colour and storage options for both the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max.
Amazon isn’t currently listing a restock date for the models.
A notice reads: “Temporarily out of stock. We are working hard to be back in stock.
“Place your order and we’ll email you when we have an estimated delivery date.”
You may have luck with other retailers, but it’s increasingly unlikely that you’ll be able to get a pre-Christmas unit.
Of course there are some options if you desperately want a handset before Christmas.
Your best bet is simply to try to find a pre-owned or refurbished model.
Some people may have purchased an iPhone 14 Pro and then regretted it – and now want to sell it online.
But be warned: you may end up paying a premium.
Sellers know that the iPhone 14 Pro is in high demand, so it’s possible that you end up having to spend over the odds – even if the handset has already been used.
You could also opt to buy last year’s iPhone 13 Pro or iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Both models are still extremely good smartphones, and are now slightly cheaper than their 2022 counterparts.
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