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iPhone 14 Pro availability is now improving after the huge demand around Christmas. The plants in Zhengzhou are producing at 70 percent of maximum capacity.

A few selected models are available for immediate pickup in the US stores. In Germany, shipping can take another 1-2 weeks. Collection is (at least in Hamburg) again from January 18th. Amazon also offers the models with a delivery date of January 18th.

So everything looks like the situation is easing. It is not possible to say when the delivery situation will be completely normal. According to JP Morgan, the plant in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, known as “iPhone City”, should again be producing at 70 percent of its capacity.

To the background

Foxconn was subject to strict COVID measures until the beginning of December. Workers had to spend 24/7 on the factory premises and in so-called “closed loops“ mentioned views work in the “point to point” principle. This means that workers were only allowed to move from their quarters and to their workplace. According to reports, it should too violent riots have come.

According to Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple should between 15 and 20 million units can deliver too little. Especially for the Christmas business, when demand is particularly high. Apple itself also had one of its rare ones warnings issued about it.

iPhone 14 Pro availability is improving

After the Chinese government abruptly lifted all Covid restrictions, Foxconn can now apparently start up production again.

However, market intelligence firm TrendForce says it’s too early to celebrate. After previously forecasting that Apple would ship 56 million iPhones (across all models) in the first quarter of 2023, it has now downgraded that to 47 million — more than 20% down from the same quarter this year.

Source: 9To5Mac

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