Apple’s website states that orders for the iPhone 14 Pro models will ship in late November or early December. Last week, the Chinese government imposed a lockdown on the area encompassing the Foxconn facility in Zhengzhou until Nov. 9. A video has been posted showing an exodus of Foxconn employees fleeing campus en masse. The facility is already home to a COVID outbreak and quarantine.
Foxconn’s factory in Zhengzhou has been closed by the Chinese government
In line with Apple’s comments about the factory running on “significantly reduced capacity,” Foxconn says it is lowering its fourth-quarter forecast for the company. Apple also said today that it is working with Foxconn to return the factory to “normal production levels while ensuring the health and safety of every employee”. In Zhengzhou, the Chinese government has ordered people and vehicles off the streets except for medical or essential reasons.
To keep the assembly line humming as much as possible. Foxconn runs the factory in a “closed loop” that limits contact with the outside world and forces workers to live and work on the factory site.
The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max have premium features not offered on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus. For example, the Pro models are powered by the latest Apple-designed SoC, the A16 Bionic. Instead of the notch, these models have the shape-shifting, multitasking, Dynamic Island notification system. They also have better AMOLED displays than the non-Pro models with a 120Hz refresh rate.