At a September presentation, Apple is likely to unveil the iPhone 14 series and the AirPods Pro 2 and the new Apple Watches. These intentions, however, have allegedly been thwarted.
According to a new source, Apple suppliers in China are behind schedule on the iPhone 14 series development due to Covid lockdowns.
In other Apple news, the iPhone 14 Pro is expected to include an improved ProMotion display screen, which might allow the Always On Display feature.
According to a report by Nikkei Asia, Apple has instructed Chinese suppliers of the iPhone 14 series to speed up development to maintain production on track.
The two critical suppliers for the forthcoming iPhone series are Foxconn and Pegatron. Luxshare Precision has received orders for two of the four iPhone 14 series devices.
According to the research, these firms are being harmed by the delay in factory reopenings in China, particularly in and around Shanghai, owing to Covid lockdowns.
If the production schedule is disrupted, Apple might lose up to $8 billion (approximately Rs. 62,097 crores) in sales.
All new iPhone models are expected to have passed the engineering verification test (EVT) by June. According to the source, at least one of the iPhone 14 series devices is three weeks behind schedule.
Apple had anticipated starting manufacturing in late August or early September. The whole Chinese supply chain, on the other hand, is said to be still recuperating from the consequences of the lockdowns.
In related news, Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) CEO Ross Young said in a tweet that the iPhone 14 Pro would most likely include an updated ProMotion display panel with a 1Hz refresh rate.
This might make it possible for this phone to implement the Always On Display functionality while also improving battery life. The ProMotion display on the iPhone 13 Pro range, on the other hand, allows refresh rates of 10Hz to 120Hz.