Foxconn asked to retool assembly lines to up iPhone 14 Pro production
San Francisco: Tech giant Apple has asked supplier Foxconn to retool some iPhone 14 production lines to supply iPhone 14 Pro models, media reports said.
According to AppleInsider, Zhengzhou dismantled at least five workshops at Apple’s request, according to a report citing “incomplete statistics”.
The production line changes are in line with a report in which analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said Foxconn is shifting iPhone 14 production to iPhone 14 Pro models.
Kuo says this is a shipment increase of about 10% for these devices in the fourth quarter of 2022.
Data from multiple sources shows steady demand for iPhone 14 Pro models, with the Pro Max being the most popular model, the report said.
In the US, the iPhone 14 Pro Max has the longest lead time of any phone released within the past six years at a similar time after launch, at 36.5 days, according to the leading bank. from Morgan Stanley.
Data from investment bank JP Morgan shows strong demand for the iPhone 14 Pro, which says it has an average delivery time of 35 days and the iPhone 14 Pro Max is 41 days.
The reason could be the newer features in the iPhone 14 Pro models. They have the new A16 Bionic chip, 48MP camera, always-on display and more.