Apple says possible shortage of iPhone 14 Pro and Max due to lockdown in China

Apple has announced that coronavirus restrictions have temporarily affected the main iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max assembly facility located in Zhengzhou, China.

Apple says possible shortage of iPhone 14 Pro and Max due to lockdown in China

It is currently operating in restricted mode.

That said, the company is seeing strong demand for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Reduced shipments of these models could result in customers having to wait longer for the smartphones.

Apple has said it is working with the supplier to return to normal production levels as soon as possible.

In October, the company cut production of the iPhone 14 Plus less than two weeks after its release. Apple has only two suppliers in China that create modules for this iPhone model. Their production was cut by 70% and 90%. Amid the recession, many buyers are opting for the more feature-rich iPhone 14 Pro, which costs $100 more.

In November, Apple's second contract supplier, Taiwanese company Pegatron, began assembling the iPhone 14 in India. This comes after the Zhengzhou facility of Apple's key supplier, Taiwan's Foxconn, was suspended.

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