Apple drops restrictions on iPhone, iPad and Mac online purchases made outside of China

After placing per-customer restrictions on bulk iPhone, iPad and Mac orders last week, the company has now lifted restrictions on purchasing multiple devices by a single customer.

Reuters reported Monday that people are again allowed to purchase multiple iPhones from the online Apple Stores around the world without any restrictions whatsoever.

The purchase restrictions applied to the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Max models. MacRumors reports that purchase limits imposed on new iPad Pro and MacBook Air purchases made outside of China have been lifted as well.

Smartphone sales were restricted to two units of each iPhone model per customer. The restrictions imposed on Mac purchases limited would-be shoppers to five Mac mini and MacBook Air orders per customer. As for tablets, the new ‌iPad Pro‌ models were restricted to two 11-inch models per customer and two 12.9-inch models per customer.

CNBC reported last Thursday that the Cupertino firm was restricting the number of iPhones, iPads and Macs a single customer could purchase from its online store to two devices per model per person. The move hardly came as a surprise given the current situation with the novel coronaries and the fact that Apple last month warned investors that iPhone supply would indeed get temporarily constrained due to the coronavirus outbreak around the world.