Black Friday Sale bombshell! iPhone 14 Pro Max bad news just dropped

    Looking for festive deals on the iPhone 14 Pro Max? You might NOT get your hands on one till New Year! Here's why.
    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Nov 24 2022, 15:02 IST
    iPhone 14 Pro Max: It is HERE, and we take a quick look
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    1/6 The iPhone 14 Pro Max brings a new 48MP main camera in addition to the new 12MP ultrawide camera and the same old 12MP 3X telephoto camera. The front 12MP camera has an autofocus lens system.  (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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    2/6 The iPhone 14 Pro Max retains almost the same design as the iPhone 13 Pro Max. The Deep Purple colour variant is the new colour this here; we have got the Gold version with us. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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    3/6 The iPhone 14 Pro Max uses the new 4nm A16 Bionic chip that promises marginal performance gains over the A15 Bionic. AnTuTu scores show a performance gain of 28 percent in graphics and 19 percent in CPU. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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    4/6 iPhone 14 Pro Max has a 6.7-inch OLED display with a variable refresh rate of 1Hz-120Hz. The 1Hz mode allows for an Always On Display for the first time on an iPhone and you can see your widgets as well as wallpaper. Peak brightness levels go up to 2000 nits. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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    5/6 iPhone 14 Pro Max gets rid of the notch in favour of a pill-shaped Dynamic Island. Other than masking the cutouts, it changes shape to accommodate the icons and widgets. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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    6/6 The iPhone 14 Pro Max starts at a price of Rs. 139,900 in India for the 128GB variant and goes up to Rs. 189,900 for the 1TB version.  (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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    Bad news for iPhone 14 Pro Max buyers looking for Black Friday Sale deals. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)

    The new iPhone 14 series has introduced a major shift in smartphone technology, courtesy of the new Dynamic Island notch on the Pro modes. While Apple launched the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus alongside the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, but it is the Pro variants which have seen high demands ever since launch because of this awesome tech upgrade. However, if you're looking to buy an iPhone 14 Pro Max during the Black Friday Sale, here is a bombshell that just dropped. You're likely to face a lengthy waiting period before you get your hands on one. In fact, you might not get one at all even during Christmas and this is the reason why.

    Although Apple managed to deal with high demand for these smartphones by increasing the production of popular ones, it seems like a new problem has arisen as China has tightened its COVID-19 restrictions even further and now, violent protests have broken out in the iPhone factory there. The production of its latest flagships, the iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max has taken a hit due to this.

    While the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus are manufactured around the world, the Pro variants are only manufactured at the Foxconn plant located in Zhengzhou, central China. The factory was already running at reduced capacity which led to shipment delays, but now it has witnessed large-scale protests by the plant staff.

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    Apple's reply

    Apple has already acknowledged the problem as a couple of days ago it announced that, “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.”

    The waiting times are so lengthy that if you wish to buy an iPhone 14 Pro Max today, you're likely to face a 5-week waiting period both in the US, UK and India.

    But if you still wish to purchase a flagship smartphone during the holiday sales, even though it is not an iPhone, you can take a look at this excellent Samsung Galaxy S22 5G deal here. Or else, you can lower your eyes and check out this iPhone 13 Pro deal here.

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    First Published Date: 24 Nov, 14:30 IST
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