If you’re excited for the new iPad Pro 2021, or perhaps one of the tablets we’re expecting Apple to debut later in the year like the new iPad or iPad Mini 6, news probably hasn’t escaped you of possible stock shortages (or perhaps news had escaped you, so we’re sorry you had to find out this way).
If you’re trying to buy one, then, you might find lots of retailers out of stock, or with units in just a few configurations, and if you try to order one there might be a several-month wait time.
The supposed reason is an ongoing chipset shortage around the globe, linked to the Covid-19 pandemic and a few other factors also linked to the events of 2020.
This hasn’t been explicitly confirmed by Apple – though the company has come pretty close to admitting it – but evidence suggests it’ll be the case. However there’s some reason to believe iPads might not be as hard to buy as some of those other…