earlier this year, Nikki Asia mentioned At least one iPhone 14 model is three weeks behind schedule due to the impact of the shutdowns on Apple’s supply chains in China. Jeff Bo, analyst Haitong International Securities clearer That the model in question was the “iPhone 14 Max” coming from Apple Iphone It is expected to bring a larger screen size of 6.7 inches to the non-professional smartphone line.
While the iPhone 14 Max was not expected to go into mass production until late August, just weeks before the new iPhone lineup was revealed at Apple’s September event, iPhone 14, iPhone 14 ProiPhone 14 Pro Max was already believed to be in mass production.
Despite the lockdown in China, an analyst Ming Chi Kuo It claims that Apple has not changed the shipping plan for iPhone 14 models. He reiterated that iPhone 14 Max is already behind schedule, but the situation is reportedly under control and suppliers are able to work overtime to catch up. Apple asked Foxconn to start recruiting workers Assemble iPhone 14 models earlier than usual Amid concerns that China’s lockdowns could lead to supply shortages or delays later in the year.
The iPhone 14 lineup is also facing a shortage of components, but Kuo thinks there will be Limited impact On mass production of iPhone 14 models, other suppliers can help offset supply chain issues. For example, Kuo said that Samsung Display and BOE can bridge the initial display gap caused by LG Display issues with the emergence of the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max display panels.
DigiTimes It reported that while Apple’s semiconductor manufacturing supply chain is “still slightly affected” by the shutdowns in China, other parts of Apple’s supply chain are “still slightly affected” by the shutdowns in China. may be severely affectedwhich may cause delays on some iPhone 14 models.
according to Display shipping information panel The iPhone 14 Pro Max was recently shared by analyst Ross Young, and it has the highest share of panel production, which makes up 28 percent of shipments, between June and September of this year. The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro come in behind at 26 percent each, but the iPhone 14 Max lags behind at 19 percent. Production numbers are similar with the iPhone 14 Pro Max accounting for 29 percent of production and 14 Max representing 21 percent of production.
This indicates that iPhone 14 Max provision may be significantly lower than other iPhone 14 models at launch. Young said iPhone 14 Max display panel shipments “will make up a lot of ground in September,” suggesting initial supply issues at launch should clear up relatively quickly. Recent reports suggest that the 6.7-inch iPhone may in fact be the case Called “iPhone 14 Plus” instead of “iPhone 14 Max.”
The iPhone 14 lineup is expected to be revealed at a price Apple event on September 7 With the slogan “Away”. While some analysts have a positive view of the impact of shutdowns and shortages on the availability of the iPhone 14 series, only time will tell if some models will experience shortfalls or experience delays at launch.