For God’s sake: It’s already Christmas in 5 weeks. However, if you want to make others or yourself happy with an iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max under the Christmas tree, you are too late and have to reorient yourself.


The two professional models of the iPhone 14 are extremely popular and hard to come by. Just recently, Apple had to contact potential customers regarding warn of longer delivery times. The background was and is a COVID-19 lockdown in Apple’s largest Chinese iPhone factory. Currently this means: Christmas is no longer possible.


iPhone 14 Pro (Max): Christmas date can no longer be kept

Who now another iPhone 14 Pro or an iPhone 14 Pro Max ordered directly from Apple, the will be delivered from December 27th or 28th at the earliest. Unfortunately, this is no longer in time for Christmas Eve. Incidentally, this applies to all model variants of the Pro models, regardless of the color or how much memory is installed. It is also likely to be tight elsewhere and only with a lot of luck will be enough for a delivery for Christmas.

iPhone 14 (Plus) vs. iPhone 14 Pro (Max), what differentiates the models:

Example Amazon. The majority of the models will read: “Currently out of stock”. With regard to a possible delivery date, Amazon is holding back and does not even give an estimate. Isolated exceptions (view at Amazon) can still exist, but it won’t stay that way for long – it is and will remain a snapshot.

Standard models of the iPhone 14, on the other hand, are available and cheaper

A different picture emerges with the regular iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus. The standard variants are anything but popular this year. All variants can be delivered directly and often much cheaper in free trade – see our last one iPhone 14 price drop article. So if you want to be on the safe side and even save money at the same time, the normal versions of Apple cell phones are the first choice when looking for a punctual Christmas present.