Ever since the rumour about the release of the first smartphone designed by Tesla, Apple has completely forgotten it’s iPhone 14 plus and focused more on the ones believed to be able to compete with the Tesla Model Pi.
Though, there have been numerous reports about the sales of the iPhone 14 series since its initial release. Sales of the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max have been excellent.
The same cannot be said, however, of the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus. The Tesla model Pi may have influenced the decision Apple took to focus more on 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max. The iPhone 14 Pro series receives more upgrades than the other models—possibly too many.
Ming-Chi Kuo, a Tianfeng International analyst, claims that the supply chain for Apple’s iPhone has undergone certain major adjustments. Hon Hai Foxconn, Pegatron, and Luxshare Precision are affected by the revisions.
Apple, Pegatron and Luxshare Precision are in talks
Apple reportedly had discussions with several of its manufacturing facilities. Pegatron and Luxshare Precision are both on the company’s negotiation list. Apple plans to upgrade the iPhone 14 Pro/14 Pro Max production line from the iPhone 14/14 Plus line. The iPhone 14 Pro is anticipated to go on sale as early as Q1 2023, according to Luxshare.
In order to address seasonal issues, Ming-Chi Kuo reports Foxconn intends to gradually cut its iPhone production capacity from November to December this year.
Following the start of close-loop manufacturing at the Foxconn iPhone factory in Zhengzhou, plans to cut iPhone production capacity will be postponed. More than 10% of the global iPhone manufacturing capacity would be impacted since the Zhengzhou Foxconn iPhone facility unexpectedly switched to closed-loop production.
The anticipated shipment of iPhones has not changed as a result of this incident, though. In a few weeks, Foxconn’s production capacity will steadily rise. The effect on iPhone shipments in 4Q22 ought to be minimal. Sales of the iPhone 14 Plus have not been very strong.
Apple allegedly asks Hon Hai Foxconn to move production lines, according to Ming-Chi Kuo. The iPhone will then become an iPhone 14 Pro. Following the change, the iPhone 14 Pro shipment will make up the entirety of the iPhone 14 shipment in 2H22.
In comparison to the earlier estimate of 55–60%, this is roughly 60–65%. Additionally, between 30 and 35 percent of the iPhone 14 series’ shipments in 2H22 were made up of the iPhone 14 Pro Max. As a result, it is the most widely used iPhone 14 model.