The only new form factor that Apple will be added to the lineup this year is the iPhone 14 Max, according to recent research from an industry analyst who claims that stories of a delayed iPhone 14 model that could be in low supply at launch are actually referring to the iPhone 14 Max.
According to 9to5Mac, Haitong International Securities analyst Jeff Pu mentioned the specific model in research earlier this week, according to 9to5Mac.
This week, Nikkei Asia reported that Apple and its suppliers are struggling to produce the iPhone 14 owing to COVID-19 lockdowns in China. A Haitong International Securities analyst, Jeff Pu, has added to this news by suggesting that the iPhone 14 Max production has been delayed for three weeks.
According to a rumour published on Wednesday, “at least one” model of the iPhone 14 is experiencing production delays, resulting in possible shortages at launch. As a result of the delay, the September release of the iPhone isn’t likely to be affected.
The report continues by stating that Pu believes Apple will manufacture 91 million iPhone 14 units by the end of the year despite the production delay, which is a significant increase in comparison to the estimated 84 million units that Apple shipped of its best iPhone, the iPhone 13, in the previous year. According to the source, Pegatron is the principal manufacturer of the iPhone 14 “Max.”
Apple is likely to ditch the ailing “mini” iPhone in favor of a new 6.7-inch phone that does not include Apple’s “Pro” iPhone features, primarily a new chipset and a hole-punch camera that replaces the notch.
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