Black Friday Sale: Get ready for iPhone 14 Pro festive SHOCK

    Planning to buy the iPhone 14 Pro during the Black Friday Sale? You might not get one. Here's why.

    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Nov 23 2022, 19:43 IST
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    Looking to buy an iPhone 14 Pro? Bad news for you. (REUTERS)

    If you've been wanting to buy an iPhone 14 Pro and waited for the holiday sales to begin, then it's bad news for you as you might have to wait until December to get one. The holiday sales have already begun, but the big one, the Black Friday Sale which is set to go live on November 25, and what is more, it marks the beginning of the shopping season all the way to Christmas. Shoppers can grab amazing smartphone deals during these sales. But if you've been planning to buy an iPhone 14 Pro during the Black Friday Sale, or thereafter, you could face a lengthy wait for it. In fact, you may not get one at all.

    The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max have been in high demand since launch primarily due to the new and fancy Dynamic Island notch which replaced the traditional notch. Unfortunately for fans and buyers, the production of both these models has also taken a hit due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions in China which have hugely affected production at Apple's largest iPhone plant in the world, located at the Foxconn factory in Zhengzhou, Central China. The Cupertino-based tech giant's primary producer of its premium flagships is the Foxconn factory in China, leading to a serious shortage of iPhone 14 Pro supply.

    Apple previously 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.”

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    Now, violent protests have broken out, according to various reports.

    As a result, demand has skyrocketed and customers who were looking to get great deals on the iPhone 14 Pro are likely to be disappointed. In fact, those planning on buying the iPhone 14 Pro will have to face lengthy waiting times.

    Those in the US will have to wait at least 5 weeks to get their hands on the iPhone 14 Pro. The Apple Store UK lists the same period too. If you still wish to purchase the iPhone 14 Pro, you can head over to platforms such as Ebay, but bear in mind that you will have to pay over the odds to get your hands on one.

    Why is iPhone 14 Pro in demand?

    The iPhone 14 Pro has a 6.1-inch Super XDR OLED display with Apple's ProMotion display technology offering 1-120Hz refresh rate, the highest ever seen in an iPhone. For the first time since the launch of iPhone X, Apple has heavily revamped the design of the iPhone. The iPhone 14 Pro features an all-new notch with a pill-shaped notch in front housing all the sensors as well as a punch hole for the front camera.

    The iPhone 14 Pro is powered by Apple's new A16 Bionic chipset which offers blazing fast performance while maintaining high energy efficiency. The iPhone 14 Pro has a brand new 48MP main camera with a 65% larger sensor than iPhone 13 Pro for capturing crisper images with more detail.

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    First Published Date: 23 Nov, 19:42 IST
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