Apple warns of iPhone 14 Pro charging delays
Apple confirmed that China’s COVID-19 restrictions had “temporarily affected” the supply of iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max and warned buyers to expect delays.
China imposed restrictions in Zhengzhou, the capital of central China’s Henan Province, last Tuesday. The move comes as the holiday shopping season approaches, usually Apple’s largest quarter of sales.
Foxconn, a supplier to Apple, operates an assembly facility in Zhengzhou with approximately 200,000 employees. It is responsible for most of the iPhone 14 production.
Apple said Sunday that it now expects iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone Pro Max shipments to be lower than previously planned, and longer wait times. It did not say how its shipments would be delayed.
“The facility is currently operating at significantly reduced capacity,” Apple He said in a statement on Sunday. “As we have done throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we are prioritizing the health and safety of workers in our supply chain.”
“We continue to see strong demand for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models. However, we now expect iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max shipments to be lower than we previously expected and customers will see longer wait times to receive their new products.”
An apple website It indicates shipping times for both models of four to five weeks to the United States. This is from Sunday, when MacRumors mentioned Apple was estimating three to four weeks for both models. iPhone 14 is currently in stock.
“We are working closely with our suppliers to return to normal production levels while ensuring the health and safety of every worker,” Apple said.
According to the BBCZhengzhou has a population of about 10 million. Last week, it reported 167 locally transmitted infections in the seven days to the previous Saturday — up from 97 the week before. The Financial Times reports that Apple has not issued a warning like this since February 2020.
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