The iPhone 14 appears to be back on track – but when will it be available?
Foxconn believes it has resolved the majority of its supply concerns, which bodes well for the iPhone 14 series.
Anyone looking to purchase the next iPhone 14 is in luck.
Following reports of production delays caused by China's continued lockdowns in Shanghai, a key manufacturing hub, Foxconn – which assembles the vast majority of Apple's products – has indicated that its supply challenges are lessening.
According to a Nikkei Asia report, Foxconn has improved its financial estimate for the current quarter and, more importantly, for the entire year 2022.
"The overall impact of the lockout on Foxconn is rather minor. Our revenues in April exceeded our expectations, and our performance in May exceeded our expectations as well "Young Liu, Chairman of Foxconn, stated
"We originally forecasted that we would keep a comparable level to last year, after accounting for inflation, [Ukraine] war, and other risks, but now we believe the full year will be better than our projection."
One of the reasons Foxconn has had to equivocate is that the lockdown requirements, while ultimately beyond its hands, have a considerable influence on its company. The company's inability to produce electronics has far-reaching consequences throughout the industry, as its services are widely used.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM IPHONE 14
Apple's annual WWDC 2022 event takes place next week, but we won't see the iPhone 14 there because Apple focused on software, most notably iOS 16, at such gatherings.
Instead, the iPhone 14 is expected to be released in September or October, once the dust has calmed, assuming that manufacturing goes as planned.
Apple is expected to discontinue the iPhone mini in favour of four models: the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
As the firm moves toward an all-screen display, the notch is expected to be replaced by small pill-shaped cuts, at least on Pro versions. According to one rumour, all four versions will get the 120Hz ProMotion display, some with an always-on display.
Aside from that, you can anticipate a speedier A-series processor, an upgraded camera, longer battery life, and new iOS 16 capabilities.