Apple today He said It expects shipments of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max to be lower than the company previously expected due to temporary COVID-19 restrictions at Foxconn’s main factory where the devices are assembled in Zhengzhou, China.

The warning was shared in a press release on the Apple Newsroom site:

COVID-19 restrictions temporarily affected the primary iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max assembly facility located in Zhengzhou, China. The facility is currently operating at significantly reduced capacity. As we have done throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we are prioritizing the health and safety of workers in our supply chain.

We continue to see strong demand for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models. However, we now expect iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max shipments to be lower than we previously expected and customers will see longer waiting times to receive their new products.

We are working closely with our suppliers to return to normal production levels while ensuring the health and safety of every worker.

last week’s report He claimed that iPhone production could be reduced by up to 30% compared to usual levels at the Foxconn factory due to the restrictions.

Apple said lower supply chain capacity will lead to customers experiencing longer wait times for iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max orders. The devices are currently estimated to ship within 3-4 weeks on the Apple Online Store in the US.

On November 2, the Chinese government ordered a one-week closure of an industrial park where Foxconn’s factory is located following the COVID-19 outbreak.

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