iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max shock for Apple fans coming

    Apple has warned that customers may face delays in shipments of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Nov 12 2022, 13:47 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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    The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max supply chain disruptions may make your wait quite a long affair. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)

    Apple has warned all iPhone enthusiasts that they may need to wait longer to get the latest top-end models of the iPhone 14 series - the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. The reason is the iPhone factory in China that had been shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak. Notably, the abrupt changes in the production cycle of the iPhone 14 Pro models will have a direct impact on the supply chain, not just in China but across the world.

    The situation made Apple officially release a statement, which says, "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."

    Apple there is strong demand for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models, but sadly, the shipments of these high-end models are expected to be lower than previously anticipated. This simply implies that customers will need to wait for long periods to buy these iPhones. “We are working closely with our supplier to return to normal production levels while ensuring the health and safety of every worker,” Apple added.

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    Relocation of iPhone 14 Pro models production

    This is not the first time production and supply chain problems have arisen for the latest iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max units. Earlier, several analysts and reports have claimed that the production of the newly launched iPhone 14 series will be expanded to some other countries outside China that are less restrictive with COVID shutdowns, such as India.

    However, almost all of Apple's production is taking place in Zhengzhou, China, a report by Counterpoint quoted market consultants. This makes Apple one of the most vulnerable companies, which may have long-term consequences for it.

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    First Published Date: 12 Nov, 13:46 IST
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