San Francisco: Media reports said that tech giant Apple has asked its supplier Foxconn to redeploy some iPhone 14 production lines to accommodate the iPhone 14 Pro model.
According to AppleInsider, Zhengzhou destroyed at least five workshops at Apple’s request, according to a report citing “incomplete statistics.”
The change in production lines coincides with a report in which analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that Foxconn was switching production lines for the iPhone 14 to the iPhone 14 Pro model.
Kuo said this is a shipment growth of about 10 percent for these devices in calendar quarter four of 2022.
The report says that data from multiple sources points to solid demand for the iPhone 14 Pro model, with the Pro Max being the most popular.
In the US, the iPhone 14 Pro Max has the longest lead time of any model released in the past six years, according to investment bank Morgan Stanley, at 36.5 days at the same time since its debut.
Data from investment bank JP Morgan shows there is strong demand for the iPhone 14 Pro, saying its average delivery time is 35 days and that of the iPhone 14 Pro Max is 41 days.
The reason for this is likely to be the new features in the iPhone 14 Pro model. They also get the new A16 Bionic chip, a 48MP camera, an always-on display, and more.