Nikkei Asia Reported this week Apple and its suppliers are struggling to produce the iPhone 14 due to the blockade of COVID-19 in China. Jeff Pu, an analyst at Haitong International Securities, goes further into the story by saying that production of the iPhone 14 Max is now three weeks behind.
according to Nikkei Asia, Apple has asked its suppliers to speed up the production of new iPhone models that will be released later this year. This is because several Apple suppliers have ceased operations in China as a result of the blockade of COVID-19.
According to yesterday’s report, certain iPhone 14 models were affected by engineering verification test (EVT) delays as suppliers completed all parts and processes before mass production began. Analyst Jeff Pu believes the affected model is the long-rumored iPhone 14 Max (not Pro Max).
To mitigate the effects of delays, Apple plans to start mass production of new iPhones earlier than expected. However, production of the iPhone 14 Max, which is primarily assembled by Pegatron, is expected to begin in late August, just weeks before the announcement of the new model.
Jeff Pu predicts that Apple will build 91 million iPhone 14 units by the end of the year, despite delays in production of the 14 Max model, which exceeds Apple’s 84 million iPhone 13 units shipped in 2021. .. Encourage Apple to postpone the official announcement of the iPhone 14.