Production Delays Likely to Push Back ‘iPhone 14 Max’ Release
According to a new report by analyst Ross Young, production of the ‘iPhone 14 Max’ is falling behind schedule due to some supply chain issues, which may push back its expected September release (via 9to5Mac).
The ‘iPhone 14 Max’ is expected to be Apple’s first-ever 6.7-inch non-Pro model. Ross noted in his report that based on supply chain information through the month of August, display panel shipments for this model are still ‘way behind’ as compared to those of the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
The analyst further said that supply volumes for the iPhone 14 Pro Max are more than 3x higher than volumes for the iPhone 14 Max.
The iPhone 14 Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max will share a screen size, but the panels themselves will be different. This is because the iPhone 14 Max will lack support for ProMotion, Apple’s adaptive refresh rate technology that is exclusive to the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
An earlier report by veteran analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed that even though COVID-19 lockdowns in China have delayed production of the iPhone 14 lineup, the situation was “under control.”