Apple will release a new iPhone model this year to replace its iPhone 13 mini, which is due to be discontinued. It would be the Max model with a large 6.7 inch screen. Production is not going according to plan.
A recent report suggests that Apple’s next Keynote on the iPhone 14 will be held in Cupertino, California on September 13. Although most smartphones would be available soon after the event ended, it is now known that one version could delay the release.
In a tweet for his Super Followers, the renowned analyst Ross Young announced that screens for the iPhone 14 Max have been delayed significantly, which could lead to delays in the launch date.
iPhone 14 Max production lags
The analyst, who is often extremely knowledgeable, says that Apple’s supply chain information indicates that panel shipments are “significantly ahead of schedule.” If vendors don’t keep up with the pace, Apple could delay the release of the iPhone 14 Pro Max this fall. Apple has had major production issues in the past.
A recent incident in Shanghai saw chaos at an Apple factory. Workers protested and tried to flee, even trying to leave the factory to go home. Protest movements have had a significant impact on production speed and have extended delivery times for Apple products to consumers. It took 7-9 weeks for a new 16-inch MacBook Pro to be delivered.
These delays caused the MacBook Air with an M2 Chip and Pro with an MacBook Air to be delayed for over a month before they could finally be ordered. We know that Apple does everything to ensure its suppliers have enough panels for its smartphones. The American giant has recently entered into a partnership agreement with China’s BOE. It can always count upon Samsung Display and LG Display. Apple expects to order approximately 90 million panels this year for its iPhone 14s.