A new report has revealed that the demand for the Apple iPhone 14 Pro is soaring despite its high price.
On September 7, the Cupertino-based tech giant unveiled the iPhone 14 series of smartphones. The range includes four models – two with modest features and two with top specs, but only three models are currently on sale as the iPhone 14 Plus ships from October 7. Of these models, the demand for iPhone 14 Pro seems to be the highest. Recent sales data suggests that consumer demand for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models is extremely high and that Apple should make an effort to ramp up production.
As reported by Appleinsider.comJP Morgan’s Apple Product Availability Tracker says the iPhone 14 standard version has a relatively short delivery time, while the iPhone 14 Pro model has a longer delivery time. As the multi-region survey shows, the average delivery time for the iPhone 14 is three days, while the iPhone 14 Pro takes 35 days and the iPhone 14 Pro Max takes 41 days.
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has also pointed out that iPhone 14 Pro is in high demand out of all three iPhone 14 models currently on sale. He also shared that Apple had asked Foxconn to switch the production line from the iPhone 14 to the iPhone 14 Pro model. He tweetedDue to the strong demand for the iPhone 14 Pro models, my latest research indicates that Apple has asked Hon Hai to switch the production lines from the iPhone 14 to the iPhone 14 Pro models, which will help the product mix/iPhone ASP from Apple in 4Q22.”
Kuo also added that Apple will increase the shipment forecast of iPhone 14 Pro models in 4Q22 by about 10% based on the production line conversion rate. He wrote: “Only some changes in parts supplier orders currently reflect the conversion of Hon Hai’s production line (e.g. Samsung Display). I expect most vendors will also receive order increase requests for iPhone 14 Pro models from Apple in the coming weeks.”