December 4, 2023

When you waited till now to order an iPhone 14 Professional or iPhone 14 Professional Max mannequin for Christmas in the USA, it may not arrive in time for Christmas.

Apple earlier this month acknowledged that prospects confronted longer wait instances for iPhone 14 Professional and ‌iPhone 14 Professional‌ Max fashions due to lowered provide chain capability, however the delays seem to have gotten worse.

Over on Apple’s U.S. on-line retailer, the gadgets’ estimated delivery instances are presently across the six-week mark, the supply estimates for all ‌iPhone 14 Professional‌ fashions now solely accessible from December 27, already placing them out of attain of many would-be gift-buying prospects earlier than Christmas Day.

The delays sadly corroborate analyst expectations concerning the iPhone 14 Professional fashions from earlier this yr. The delays additionally observe lockdowns on the essential Foxconn manufacturing unit in China the place the gadgets are assembled.

Foxconn is now anticipated to ship 79 million items within the present quarter, down from the earlier 85 million handsets estimate, as a result of stringent COVID-19 restrictions imposed on the manufacturing unit in Zhengzhou in latest weeks, in response to funding agency Morgan Stanley.

Trying forward, Morgan Stanley predicts higher-than-usual output within the first few months of 2023 to make up for unfilled demand. In the meantime, operations on the Zhengzhou facility have already resumed, with employees having been ferried to the plant over the weekend as Foxconn seeks to make up for misplaced floor.

Keep tuned for extra particulars as they develop into accessible.

Through MacRumors and Bloomberg