In a note to clients — as noted by MacRumors — Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty said that iPhone 13 Pro pre-orders are “off to a promising start” with “strong early demand.”
She bases her opinion off of Apple’s delivery estimates for iPhones, which she has been tracking for many years. Shortly after pre-orders began last Friday, delivery estimates for the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max began slipping into October, with Huberty having calculated the average lead time at around 27 days, notes MacRumors.
She said this is the second longest lead time on the first day of pre-orders amongst all iPhone models launched over the past five years, surpassed only by the iPhone X in 2017. As of last Friday, Huberty said the iPhone 13 mini was faring better with a lead time of 3.1 days, while the standard iPhone 13 faced no delays.
About the iPhone line-up
Apple introduced the iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini at its September “California Streaming” event. All were available for pre-order starting Friday, Sept. 15.