Apple Reportedly Scaling Back iPhone 14 Production as Customers Opt for Pro Models

Apple is reportedly scaling back production of the new iPhone 14 due to seemingly low demand for the latest iPhone, which features the same design as last year's ‌iPhone‌ and a one-year-old chip.

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According to supply chain employees who spoke to ITHome, Foxconn, who is Apple's largest supplier, has been instructed to dismantle at least five production lines that were previously making the ‌iPhone 14‌ in Zhengzhou, China. Based on the report, it's unclear if this includes just the 6.1-inch ‌iPhone 14‌ or also the larger 6.7-inch ‌iPhone 14‌ Plus.

The new revelation comes after Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said this week that Apple is ramping up production for the iPhone 14 Pro, which has seen high demand. Kuo added that Apple is moving production resources away from the ‌iPhone 14‌ and into the iPhone 14 Pro to keep up.

On Apple's website, the ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ and ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ Max in several configurations remain estimated to be shipped out in weeks, while the ‌iPhone 14‌ remains available with no delay. The ‌iPhone 14‌ Plus, arriving to customers on Friday, October 7, faces no delay on Apple's website.

Compared to the iPhone 13, the ‌iPhone 14‌ features the same design and display but is powered by the same chip as the iPhone 13 Pro and has newer camera features. The 6.7-inch ‌‌iPhone 14‌‌ Plus is a larger version with a bigger battery, replacing the previous "mini" size from the iPhone 12 and 13 lineups.

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Top Rated Comments

WWPD Avatar
3 days ago at 06:22 am

This "news" always comes like right after the launch. Every. Single. Year.
This is why there should only be one iPhone, just like the old days. Every phone they put out should be a "pro". Just make three sizes, mini, regular, plus.
Score: 98 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nozuka Avatar
3 days ago at 06:24 am
That's one way to increase prices... Just make the cheaper model less desirable
Score: 50 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MLVC Avatar
3 days ago at 06:20 am
This "news" always comes like right after the launch. Every. Single. Year.
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gk_brown Avatar
3 days ago at 06:28 am

This "news" always comes like right after the launch. Every. Single. Year.
Yep. Non-Pro buyers get a new phone when they need one, not when the new models come out.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
darthbane2k Avatar
3 days ago at 06:44 am
One iPhone based on the new SoC, three sizes. One budget iPhone based on last years SoC. That is all that is needed.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macinct Avatar
3 days ago at 06:26 am
This is so true. I really wish they would make just one version.(other than size)
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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