Apple is facing some brunt due to frequent lockdowns in China. The US tech giant relies heavily on its Chinese suppliers for the manufacturing of the iPhone and other Apple products. While Apple is switching gears and setting up alternative bases for the iPhone 14 production, the company is currently making its Pro iPhones only in China. With frequent lockdowns in the most crucial areas of China, Apple is struggling to keep up with the demand for its iPhone 14 Pro models.
The company said (via) that the shipment of its new premium iPhone models will be lesser than expected following lockdowns in China, which has affected its supply chain. The US tech giant cited COVID-19 restrictions as having temporarily impacted its primary assembly facility located in Zhengzhou, China. Apple said the facility is operating at “significantly reduced capacity.” The company further said that it continues to see strong demand for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models but the lockdowns mean “customers will experience longer wait times to receive their new products,” Apple said.
Deliveries of 14 Pro handsets are currently listed for late November or early December, according to Apple’s website. The Apple India Online Store shows a delivery time of 3-4 weeks for any of the Pro iPhone models, regardless of the choice of colour or storage configuration.
The Pro iPhones are also seeing a huge demand due to the significant upgrades they received over the standard models.
iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max Specifications
The iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max feature an A16 Bionic SoC under the hood. They sport the same 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch OLED displays with support for 120Hz ProMotion refresh rate. The display can get as bright as 2000 nits on the Pro models. They also feature a new dual-notch cutout, which is camouflaged via the Dynamic Island.
On the back, the 14 Pro models get a new camera system. There is a new 48MP main camera sensor, which is the first-ever bump in Apple’s lineup after the iPhone 6s series. The main camera is accompanied by a 12MP ultrawide camera and a 12MP telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom. For selfies, there is a 12MP front camera with autofocus.
The 14 Pro models run iOS 16 out of the box. Apple, like the recent years, has not provided a charger in the box. The Pro models support 20W fast charging support. The 14 Pro can last for up to 23 hours during video playback, whereas the 14 Pro Max is claimed to last for up to 29 hours. Both models support MagSafe charging at 15W and Qi wireless charging at 7.5W.
The iPhone 14 Pro price in India for the 128GB model starts at Rs 1,29,900. The 14 Pro Max is priced at Rs 1,39,900 for the base 128GB model.
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