Rumors claim Apple no longer to increase iPhone 14 production
Apple is no longer planning to boost the production of its newest smartphones in 2022. The expected surge in demand for iPhone 14 series simply did not happen. Suppliers were informed that there was no need to increase the production of the iPhone 14 family as anticipated. The initial plan was to manufacture as many as 6 million units more in the latter half of 2022. As of now, the company decided to stick with the initial plan to make 90 million units, which is just about the same as the initial forecast published by Apple this summer.
The high-end iPhones 14 are more in demand than their cheaper counterparts, and one of the Apple suppliers is already shifting its focus onto the more expensive models.
This week Apple announced the start of India-based iPhone manufacturing in an attempt to decrease the dependence for production on China. About 5% of the latest series manufactured in late 2022 will be produced in India, analysts say.
The iPhone 14 series was revealed at the September event, and demonstrated more security upgrades than any exciting technical innovation, one exception being the more rugged AppleWatch model.