Last week, for certain products, Apple started limiting the number of units one customer could buy.
Namely, the new iPad Pro (both the 11-inch and the 12.9-inch model) were limited to two per customer, and the new MacBook Air and the Mac mini were limited to five per customer. Most newer iPhones, including the iPhone 11, the 11 Pro and the 11 Pro Max, were limited to two per customer. The AirPods Pro was also limited to two per customer.
The outlet notes that some of the purchase limits remain, but only in China.
The purchase limits were probably not a big deal for the majority of customers, but they were likely a reflection of Apple’s supply chain being strained due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
COVID-19 – the disease caused by coronavirus – has so far killed more than 12,900 and infected more than 294,000 people. The outbreak has been worsening in the U.S. in recent weeks, with more than 34,276 confirmed cases and 413 deaths.