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iPhone 14 production line dismantled! Reason is iPhone 14 Pro, Pro Max

iPhone 14 production line has been dismantled to meet higher demand of iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

| Updated on: Sep 23 2022, 13:00 IST
iPhone 14 in photos: A quick glance at Apple’s fascinating new flagship
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1/5 The iPhone 14 features a 6.1-inch Super XDR OLED display with Ceramic Shield Protection. The iPhone 14 gets the same but smaller notch design and form factor as last year’s iPhone 13. (Apple)
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2/5 The iPhone 14 is powered by Apple’s A15 Bionic chipset which powered last year’s iPhone 13. Although Apple has claimed that this year’s A15 Bionic is an improved version of last year’s chipset. The A15 Bionic, although an year old, is still the fastest chipset in the market yet, making iPhone 14 still an amazing smartphone. It houses a 5 core GPU and a 6 core CPU. (Apple)
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3/5 Phone 14 gets the same 12MP main camera with a larger sensor with f/1.5 aperture lens and sensor shift stability. Apple claims an improvement of 49 percent in low light photography. and the 12MP ultra-wide camera. The front camera also uses the 12MP sensor with f/1.9 aperture. (Apple)
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4/5 iPhone 14 also has a new gyroscope sensor that can detect impacts of up to 256G. Apple also brings support for satellite connectivity on the iPhone 14, called Emergency SOS via satellite. Users can now use the Find My app to share their location with contacts. The service will be available from November 2022 and will be free for use for two years. (Apple)
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5/5 The price of the iPhone 14 starts at $799 for the 128GB variant. There is a 256GB variant which is priced at $899. If you want to go even bigger, the iPhone 14 also has a 512GB variant which is priced at $999. It is available in 5 colours - Midnight, Starlight, Blue, Purple, and Product Red. (Apple)
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Apple is cutting down on iPhone 14 production to meet iPhone 14 Pro demand. (Bloomberg)

iPhone 14 production will be affected going forward and that is not an issue for Apple! Ever since the iPhone 14 series debuted in early September, the reception has been mixed and quite opposite to Apple's expectations. Instead of the affordable iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, buyers are flocking into the stores to get the more expensive iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. The demand is such that the waiting period has extended to weeks and Apple is unable to meet the demand. As a result, it has taken a drastic step.

In less than a month of its launch, Apple has cut production on the iPhone 14 lineup. Based on a new report from ITHome, it is said that Foxconn's Zhengzhou plant has dismantled five assembly lines of the iPhone 14. Instead, Apple has asked Foxconn to bump up the production of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, which is seeing an increased demand this year. It is now known whether the dismantling also happens for the iPhone 14 Plus, which is yet to go on sale.

iPhone 14 axed for iPhone 14 Pro!

The report coincides with the earlier revelations by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who said that iPhone 14 production lines will be converted to iPhone 14 Pro production line in order to meet the demand. He also said that the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max accounted for up to 65 percent of total iPhone 14 series shipments this year.

Does that mean the iPhone 14 is a flop show?

We don't think so. The earlier demand for iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max seemingly comes from the early adopters who are willing to spend more on the new features introduced on the Pro variants this year. The iPhone 14 Pro models ditch the notch finally and go for a cutesy Dynamic Island implementation. The Pro models also get a 48MP main camera with improved low light photography, a new selfie camera with autofocus, a new Purple colour, and most importantly, the Apple A16 Bionic chip.

The iPhone 14, on the other hand, is largely a beefed up iPhone 13, using the same A15 Bionic chip, same design and display, a new main rear camera sensor, and the 12MP autofocus selfie camera.

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First Published Date: 23 Sep, 12:59 IST