DJI Phantom is suddenly back in stores after year-long hiatus

After being out of the DJI store for about a year, the DJI Phantom is suddenly back. The newly available drone is dubbed the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0.

Back in November 2018, DJI said there was a “parts shortage.” Because of that shortage, DJI said they could no longer make the Phantom 4 Pro. In April last year, the entire Phantom line disappeared from the store without any announcement from DJI. However, about a year later (14 months) the drone is now back in the DJI store.

Parts shortage is over and the DJI Phantom is back

Recently, DJI talked with DPReview and said there is no longer a shortage of parts. So now the company can produce the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0. The Phantom 4 Pro came back on sale since January 6th. It’s in stock at the DJI store and other gear-selling sites. It is selling for $1,729. That is more expensive than it originally cost. Originally, the Phantom cost $1,499 in 2018.

“DJI is excited to announce that the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 will again be available for purchase on January 6, 2020,” DJI told DPReview. “This popular and versatile drone had been temporarily out of stock because of a shortage of parts from a supplier. DJI sets high standards for the extremely advanced components in our products, which require advanced lead time and technical precision to manufacture.”

DJI apologizes

DJI went on to apologize for the long Phantom hiatus:

“We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our customers, and we thank them for their patience as we ensure the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 will continue to meet their high expectations.”

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's managing editor.

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