It’s June: yes, a little early for the iPhone 14 series, but how can this prevent leakers from sharing their knowledge with all of us? Rumors of the iPhone 14 models, expected to be unveiled in September, are piling up on the internet, along with some leaked information.
A few weeks ago we heard that The iPhone 14 model may be three weeks behind schedule, and later we found out it’s likely the iPhone 14 Max. It appears, judging by the most recent information, that the Max will be joined by the Pro Max if he’s late to the party (well, their display panels are the latecomers anyway.)
Renowned analyst Ross Young indicates that there is quite a noticeable delay in panel shipments for the iPhone 14 Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
iPhone 14 Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max display panels a month late: but no launch delay expected
According to Young, the iPhone 14 Max and 14 Pro Max display panels will be delayed by a month. He says panel shipments for those two large iPhones will begin in July, while panel shipments for the smaller models will begin in June.
There’s no need to panic, though — he also says there won’t be any delay in launch. The only thing we imagine this could likely affect is stock, and the iPhone 14 Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max may be a little harder to get hold of at first if you’re an early adopter.
The situation, in case you’re curious, is probably due to the fact that there were some lockdowns in China. Apple mainly relies on LG Display and Samsung Display to produce displays for its iPhones. Earlier, the Chinese company BOE also received some orders, but this time it is reportedly not the case.
Samsung moved its display factory from China to India last year, but LG Display still has one factory in Guangzhou, China. The display lag could be due to lockdowns in the region, especially as previous reports indicate LG Display may be the one making the iPhone 14 Pro Max’s 6.7-inch panel.
Despite this, September is still pretty far away and there’s still a chance that the iPhone 14 Max and the Pro Max will catch up with the rest of the family. And, as we said, Young also believes it won’t cause any launch delays, at least not at this point.
The iPhone 14 family will consist of the iPhone 14 Max (replacing the mini), the standard iPhone 14, the Pro and the Pro Max. No major design changes are expected for the non-Pro models, while a new pill-and-notch shape is expected to grace the Pros instead of the notch. The Pros are said to come with A16 Bionic (A15 for the non-Pros) and possibly Always-On displays.