Apple Issues iPhone 14 Pro Shipment Warning Ahead of Holiday Shopping Season

Apple today said it expects iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max shipments to be lower than the company previously anticipated due to temporary COVID-19 restrictions at the primary Foxconn factory where the devices are assembled in Zhengzhou, China.

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The warning was shared in a press release on the Apple Newsroom site:

COVID-19 restrictions have temporarily impacted the primary iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max assembly facility located in Zhengzhou, China. The facility is currently operating at significantly reduced capacity. As we have done throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we are prioritizing the health and safety of the workers in our supply chain.

We continue to see strong demand for iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models. However, we now expect lower iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max shipments than we previously anticipated and customers will experience longer wait times to receive their new products.

We are working closely with our supplier to return to normal production levels while ensuring the health and safety of every worker.

A report last week claimed that iPhone production could be reduced by as much as 30% compared to usual levels at the Foxconn factory due to the restrictions.

Apple said that the supply chain's reduced capacity will result in customers experiencing longer wait times for iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max orders. The devices are currently estimated to ship in 3-4 weeks on Apple's online store in the United States.

On November 2, the Chinese government ordered a one-week lockdown for an industrial area where the Foxconn factory is situated following a COVID-19 outbreak.

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Top Rated Comments

TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
21 months ago
This wouldn’t have been a problem if Apple had not solely relied on China. Apple had 3 years to move its assembly plant to India or other counties such as Vietnam But they didn’t take advantage of it back then. Now the demand is high and the supply is low. By the time Apple catches up with the supply. Rest assured, People will be waiting for the iPhone SE 2023 or iPhone 15 model.

So happy I Pre-ordered my iPhone 14 Pro Max. Loving it!!!
Score: 44 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Alexfromaz Avatar
21 months ago
Should have moved out of China years ago. I hope this serves as (another) wake up call to Apple
Score: 35 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WiiDSmoker Avatar
21 months ago
Thought Cook was master of supply chain. More like he just knew how to exploit cheap labor.

Always diversify your bonds.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
4tune8chance Avatar
21 months ago

('https://www.macrumors.com/2022/11/06/apple-warns-of-lower-iphone-14-pro-shipments/')

Apple today said ('https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2022/11/update-on-supply-of-iphone-14-pro-and-iphone-14-pro-max/') it expects iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max shipments to be lower than the company previously anticipated due to temporary COVID-19 restrictions at the primary Foxconn factory where the devices are assembled in Zhengzhou, China.



The full statement shared in a press release on the Apple Newsroom site:A report last week ('https://www.macrumors.com/2022/10/31/iphone-production-slump-foxconn-plant-lockdown/') claimed that iPhone production could be reduced by as much as 30% compared to usual levels at the Foxconn factory due to the restrictions.

Apple said that the supply chain's reduced capacity will result in customers experiencing longer wait times for iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max orders. The devices are currently estimated to ship in 3-4 weeks on Apple's online store in the United States.

Article Link: Apple Issues iPhone 14 Pro Shipment Warning Ahead of Holiday Shopping Season ('https://www.macrumors.com/2022/11/06/apple-warns-of-lower-iphone-14-pro-shipments/')
Waiting in hope that the CCP will make a change for the better is folly. Just get out of China and don’t look back.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Shirasaki Avatar
21 months ago

We’ve been living with these COVID excuses for three years now. It’s old and unacceptable.
Yet it will still be used by Chinese government to tightly control people, and hurting everyone else in the process.

China is essentially holding the entire world hostage at the moment.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jmausmuc Avatar
21 months ago
Made in China is over.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)