I don't know how many have noticed this but here goes... rant time.
Apple has a wide customer base, with millions of users worldwide. Yet when they release a product, it's immediately on backorder.
Apple, for some reason, does not increase their supply chain to accommodate the influx of orders that they know will arrive on release. I have not noticed any other consumer electronics firm doing this. It's almost like if you don't preorder it within the first hour, you're not going to get one until 6 weeks later.
Now, for the first product, I can understand. But this has happened with several products, namely beginning with the iPhone 6 (or maybe earlier, and I didn't notice this). This was 2 years ago. And apple still hasn't figured it out.
Now, granted, I'm not an apple slammer. I love apple, and all the work they have put in to making great products. But this is one of the things about apple that really bothers me. I know they could get even more sales if they would simply increase their supply chain to reflect projected demand on their products, since they have a history of under producing on launch. I guess this was prompted by my wanting to buy a pair of airpods, and seeing the "6 weeks" on the apple store page.