Apple’s availability for the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max is now officially past Christmas. who at the Group’s official online store If you want to order, you will be informed for all variants of the devices that the earliest delivery is possible on December 28th. A quick check also showed no stocks in Apple’s stores. If you really want to have the devices, you have to look around at dealers. Some goods are available, even if only in small numbers. The poor availability also means that sometimes hundreds of euros more are asked on eBay than the Apple original price.
iPhone 14 and 14 Plus in bulk
The situation only affects the Pro models of the iPhone 14 in all memory sizes and colors. iPhone 14 and 14 Plus are available regularly, Apple stores and retailers have stocks, the delivery time by mail is short. However, it’s the Pro models that users want because of Apple’s stronger segmentation tactics. Only these have the new always-on screen with Dynamic Island, have the current A16 chip and the better camera.
The Pro models will be built at Apple’s main iPhone factory in Zhengzhou. The factory is suffering massively from the Chinese government’s corona lockdowns and has lost employees as a result. Apple’s manufacturer Foxconn tried to keep workers with bonus payments, but apparently only partially succeeded. Attempts to shift production to other countries will take years – for example, iPhone 14 models are now being built in India, but only in comparatively small numbers.
Postponed but not cancelled?
Nevertheless, analysts believe that Apple’s production-related worse Christmas business will only hurt it to a limited extent. In contrast to other segments of the market, the demand is still there. If customers don’t get an iPhone 14 Pro or 14 Pro Max now, they could get one in the coming quarter. Even the increased prices did not decimate the interest – you can now pay 2200 euros for a fully equipped iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Apple recently conceded that how critical the delivery situation is. A “Gift Guide” states that you should order the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max by November 15 to receive them in the US by Christmas. This date has long since expired. With the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus, it can still be December 21st.
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