It’s definitely a little odd to talk about the potential delays of a handset family still months away from an official announcement, but let’s face it, we all know Apple is targeting a September release for the highly anticipated and often leaked. iPhone 14 quartet.
That means that while actual mass production has certainly not started yet, product development is likely nearing completion, with several tests now to be completed until the sequels on last year’s iPhone 13, 13 mini, 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max can be released. considered ready for primetime.
Everything is under control… for now
iPhone 14 Max concept rendered based on existing rumors and recent leaks.
That hasn’t happened yet, according to multiple internal sources, including the aforementioned and almost always 100 percent reliable Kuo. The legendary industry analyst and Apple connoisseur believes the iPhone 14 Max is still “lagging”, but if suppliers continue to work “overtime” (which will likely be compensated accordingly), the original plan could hold.
While said plan hasn’t really been detailed or described to us in Kuo’s latest tweets, something tells us that the iPhone 14, 14 Max, 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max are currently slated for a simultaneous announcement and release in September 2022.
The challenges of the iPhone 14 may come “from the demand side”
When it comes to things smartphone makers never want to hear during the development process of a product, it has to be up there with “the battery won’t fit” and “another prototype exploded”.
Family portrait iPhone 14 based on existing rumors and recent leaks.
Of course, “drop” might not be the best word to describe this picture, as Apple should be able to keep global cell phone shipment numbers more or less stable compared to 2021.
That could all explain why this was the only iPhone 14-series model reportedly hit by supply chain issues in the first place, as Apple likely expects the “regular” and Pro variants to prove more popular. , and prioritize their development and production accordingly.