iPhone 14 Pro Supply Remains Heavily Constrained Ahead of the Holidays, But Other Products Available

As we inch closer to the holidays, supply of iPhone 14 Pro and ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro Max models remains heavily constrained and unlikely to meet the holiday demand in the United States. On the flip side, several other products, including iPads, Macs, lower-end iPhone models, AirPods, and more, remain available for customers who are holiday shopping this year.

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As we reported last month, supply constraints and ongoing restrictions in Apple's production plants meant that ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro supply would be critically low. "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," Apple said in a press release last month, confirming reports of disruptions.

One month later and closer to the holidays, ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro supply seems to have not yet fully recovered. Wait times for both models of the high-end 2022 ‌iPhone‌ series were set at around six weeks one month ago, and are now set at around three weeks. While the situation appears to be ever so slightly improving, the three-week wait time puts the ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro out of reach for customers looking to have it by the holidays.

While you may be unable to order and get an ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro for a loved one this holiday season, the rest of Apple's product lineup remains in ample supply. For example, the lower-end ‌iPhone 14‌ and ‌iPhone 14‌ Plus are estimated to arrive to customers in just a few days, according to Apple's online store, as are the third-generation AirPods and AirPods Pro, new 10th-generation iPad, certain Macs, Apple Watch, and HomePod mini.

For more up-to-date information regarding availability and delivery dates, be sure to check Apple's website.

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Top Rated Comments

CJM Avatar
18 months ago
Buying someone a phone feels like gifting someone a washing machine. A £1000+ utilitarian device doesn’t seem like a common present.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
18 months ago

Best avoided to be fair. In 9 months there will be a new Pro with an all new design, lighter materials, telescopic lens and USB C.

Hang on to your current phone for a bit longer and you won’t regret it!
Better yet in 3 months we will have a newer updated iPhone color like Alpine Green last year.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kataphan Avatar
18 months ago

Best avoided to be fair. In 9 months there will be a new Pro with an all new design, lighter materials, telescopic lens and USB C.

Hang on to your current phone for a bit longer and you won’t regret it!
Hang on some more, and you will get even a better iPhone 16 Pro!
People buy iPhones (not only, though) because they want them now and here.
And one can easily trade in and upgrade next year with minimum cost.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jbern17 Avatar
18 months ago

('https://www.macrumors.com/2022/12/07/iphone-14-pro-supply-holidays/')

As we inch closer to the holidays, supply of iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models remains heavily constrained and unlikely to meet the holiday demand in the United States. On the flip side, several other products, including iPads, Macs, lower-end iPhone models, AirPods, and more, remain available for customers who are holiday shopping this year.



As we reported ('https://www.macrumors.com/2022/11/16/iphone-14-pro-models-unavailable-before-xmas/') last month, supply constraints and ongoing restrictions in Apple's production plants meant that iPhone 14 Pro supply would be critically low. "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," Apple said in a press release ('https://www.apple.com/sa/newsroom/2022/11/update-on-supply-of-iphone-14-pro-and-iphone-14-pro-max/') last month, confirming reports of disruptions.

One month later and closer to the holidays, iPhone 14 Pro supply seems to have not yet fully recovered. Wait times for both models of the high-end 2022 iPhone series were set at around six weeks one month ago, and are now set at around three weeks. While the situation appears to be ever so slightly improving, the three-week wait time puts the iPhone 14 Pro out of reach for customers looking to have it by the holidays.

While you may be unable to order and get an iPhone 14 Pro for a loved one this holiday season, the rest of Apple's product lineup remains in ample supply. For example, the lower-end iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus are estimated to arrive to customers in just a few days, according to Apple's online store, as are the third-generation AirPods and AirPods Pro, new 10th-generation iPad, certain Macs, Apple Watch, and HomePod mini.

For more up-to-date information regarding availability and delivery dates, be sure to check Apple's website ('http://apple.com').

Article Link: iPhone 14 Pro Supply Remains Heavily Constrained Ahead of the Holidays, But Other Products Available ('https://www.macrumors.com/2022/12/07/iphone-14-pro-supply-holidays/')
So my wife finally decided to upgrade her 12 Pro to a 14 Pro. I told her to expect it to arrive in mid to late January. Undeterred, she went over to the local AT&T store and placed her order last Friday and on Monday morning the FedEx guy was standing at the door. We were both shocked and delighted that it arrived so quickly after all of the downer reports we had heard.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple_Robert Avatar
18 months ago
Waiting on a phone with unconfirmed rumored features, instead of getting the phone you want is rather foolish, in my opinion. Chasing tech to have the latest features is an exercise in futility. If you want the 14 Po, get the 14 pro. There is always new tech coming out. So what if you have to wait a few weeks to get the phone you claim to want.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ToroidalZeus Avatar
18 months ago
I bought iPhone 14 from AT&T and recieved them in 1 week.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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