A new report from ITHome says Apple is scaling back production of the new iPhone 14, due to the larger demand for iPhone 14 Pro models. The report says that its sources say Foxconn, who is Apple’s largest supplier, has been instructed to dismantle at least five production lines that were previously making the iPhone 14 in Zhengzhou, China. The report does not indicate if the production cutbacks include just the 6.1-inch iPhone 14 or also the larger 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Plus.
Apple industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently said that Apple is ramping up production of the iPhone 14 Pro, which has been in high demand. Kuo also said Apple is moving resources away from the iPhone 14 over to the iPhone 14 Pro.
On Apple’s online store, the iPhone 14 is available for immediate shipment, while the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max show as having a shipping estimate of weeks away.
The new iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max feature a much-improved processor, improved camera, and much more. Meanwhile, the iPhone 14 features the same outer design as the Pro models but is powered by the same chip used in last year’s iPhone 13. The iPhone 14 Plus boasts a larger screen and a larger battery but is also powered by the iPhone 13 processor.