The iPhone 14 series is one of the most decent mobile phones on the market right now. Despite several production problems facing the series, its sales are still quite good. However, Apple has a higher goal and the company wants to make the most of the festive period. Christmas sales are usually a good market for Apple. For this reason, the company is activating some discounts. Chinese e-commerce platform, JD.com, kicks off its 12.12 sales carnival today. According to the discount poster, potential buyers of the iPhone 14 can get up to 700 yuan ($100) in discount. Additionally, users can also purchase one-year AppleCare+ for just a penny. Also, A+ members can enjoy 89 yuan ($13) to get fast charging + 1 year of AppleCare.
After receiving the 700 yuan ($100) coupon, the iPhone 14 has a starting price of 5,299 yuan ($760), and AppleCare+ can be purchased for 1 cent. Apple fans can also try to get “Local Consumer Coupons” from their own cities. They can add these city based coupons to the overall coupon for a very good deal. Also, there is an instant discount of 500 yuan ($72) for iPhone 14 Plus orders. Users of this device can also purchase AppleCare+ for 99 yuan ($14). A+ members who purchase iPhone 14 series can enjoy 89 yuan ($13) fast charge + 1 year free AppleCare+.
In addition to the iPhone 14 series, the iPhone 13 is also at a great coupon. The iPhone 13 can be discounted up to 400 yuan ($57). After the coupon, the price of this device is reduced to 4899 yuan ($703) and users can also get AppleCare+ for a penny. To access the main event page on JD.com, click here.
iPhone 14 Pro/Max supply remains severely limited ahead of the US Christmas holidays.
As the Christmas holidays in the US approach, the supply of Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models remains very limited. Looking at the current situation in the production of these models. it is unlikely that Apple will be able to meet the US holiday demand. However, Apple does not seem to be facing the same problem with other devices. Other devices like iPads, Macs, AirPods, and even low-end iPhones (iPhone 14 and 14 Plus) will fully meet your customer demand for the holidays.
The main reason for the shortage is problems the company is facing at one of its Foxconn factories in China. This factory is dedicated to the production of the iPhone 14 Pro series. It is the largest iPhone production factory in the world. However, due to the high demands, Apple demands a lot from Foxconn. In order for Foxconn to meet the demand, it had to hire nearly 100,000 factory workers. He promised most of these workers high wages, a promise he failed to keep. For this reason and many others, there were widespread riots at the factory.
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This situation is severely affecting the supply of the iPhone 14 Pro series. Apple said in early November: “We expect shipments of iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max to be lower than expected…”. The company also claims that buyers of this device will have to wait longer to receive their new product.
The iPhone 14 Pro series hasn’t caught on yet
With the holidays drawing ever closer, the iPhone 14 Pro supply doesn’t seem to have fully recovered. A month ago, the delivery lead time for high-end models iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max was about 6 weeks. For now, buyers of this device will have to wait three weeks to get their new mobile. While the situation seems to be improving slightly, the three-week wait time no longer allows customers to get the iPhone 14 Pro before the holidays.
While the iPhone 14 Pro couldn’t be ordered or obtained before the holidays, the rest of Apple’s lineup remains well-stocked. For example, it is estimated that the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus will arrive in the hands of customers in a few days. According to Apple’s online store, AirPods 3 and AirPods Pro 2, the new iPad 10, certain Macs, Apple Watch and HomePod mini take just a few days to reach the user’s hand.
iPhone 14 Pro / Max will resume full production at the end of December this year or early January next
According to Reuters, Apple partner Hon Hai Foxconn expects its main iPhone factory to resume full production in late December or early January. According to the progress of the situation, currently it takes about 3-4 weeks to resume production. The company claims that with a little more time, it will return to its usual production capacity.
Foxconn assembles about 70% of the iPhones Apple sells. However, after the unfortunate situation, production has fallen by almost 30%. At the moment, Foxconn’s iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models are severely affected.
Apple is struggling to maintain supply, and iPhone 14 Pro models currently face delays of at least four weeks in shipments from Apple’s online store in the US. However, buyers of this device in China will face almost 5 week wait before the device arrives.
In the 13th week after the launch of the iPhone 14 series, analyst reports reveal that the global delivery time is getting shorter. It drops from 35 days initially to 29 days. However, people who will buy the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus will only have to wait three days to get their hands on the device. The reduced global delivery time of the iPhone 14 Pro series means that delivery times in major markets around the world have also improved significantly. However, Apple is optimistic that things will improve soon.
It’s time for Apple to seriously consider moving production of its best iPhones out of China. With the growing tension between the United States and China, Apple should use its tongue to count its teeth.