iPhone 14 Plus Production Reportedly Cut a Few Days After Going on Sale

The iPhone 14 Plus went on sale in India and other markets starting October 7.

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Apple iPhone 14 Plus recently went on sale in India and other markets. The new Plus size iPhone was unveiled alongside the iPhone 14 series at the September Apple event. The 14 Plus was the only iPhone to be available for purchase much later than the other models. It went on sale in select markets starting October 7. The iPhone 14 Plus matches the 14 Pro Max in terms of screen size. It is also claimed to offer the best battery life in an iPhone ever.

Why iPhone 14 Plus Production Was Reduced?

Within a few days of going on sale, Apple has reportedly cut down the production of the 14 Plus. The report by The Information (via) claims that Apple has asked at least one manufacturer in China to immediately halt production of the 14 Plus components. The report does not explicitly state any reason behind Apple reevaluating its order so soon. The company had reportedly also dropped its plans to increase production of the new iPhone lineup last month. 

The reason behind the cutdown could be the lower-than-expected demand, which could in turn be due to the iPhone 14 Plus being priced slightly higher. While the 14 Plus is available for $899 (roughly Rs 74,000) in the US, its price starts at Rs 89,900 in India. In the US, the iPhone 14 Pro might seem to offer better value at $999 (roughly Rs 82,300). However, the same is not applicable in India as the iPhone 14 Pro is priced at Rs 1,29,900 for the base 128GB model. Customers can alternatively look for the iPhone 13 Pro, which is available on various e-commerce sites for around Rs 90,000 during the festive sale.

Another reason for Apple to consider cutting down the production could be the global slowdown in demand for smartphones. A recent Canalys report revealed that there was a 9 per cent dip in the demand for smartphones during the third quarter of 2022. The weak demand is expected to continue for the next six to nine months.

iPhone 14 Plus Specifications 

The iPhone 14 Plus offers a 6.7-inch OLED display with a standard 60Hz refresh rate. It has a wide notch at the top for the front camera and Face ID sensors. Yes, the 14 Plus does not get the Dynamic Island. 

There is an updated 12MP front camera with autofocus. The rear camera setup features a 12MP main camera and a 12MP ultrawide camera. The 14 Plus packs a 4325mAh battery and supports 20W fast charging, 15W MagSafe charging and 7.5W wireless charging.

The 14 Plus runs iOS 16 out of the box. It comes with a Lightning port and an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance.