Apple says shipments of iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max might be delayed
If you ordered or plan to order an iPhone 14 Pro or an iPhone 14 Pro Max, it may take a little longer to get to you.
On Sunday, Apple said these two models might get delayed due to Covid-19 restrictions in Zhengzhou, China, where the primary iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max assembly facility is located.
“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 the workers in our supply chain,” Apple said in a press release.
The company didn’t say whether certain regions are more or less affected, nor did it say how much longer customers will have to wait for their phones, aside from saying that “customers will experience longer wait times to receive their new products.” Other iPhone models were not mentioned in the press release.
“We are working closely with our supplier to return to normal production levels while ensuring the health and safety of every worker,” Apple said.
The shipments slowdown comes after the Chinese government ordered a seven-day lockdown in the Foxconn factory in Zhengzhou, which assembles iPhones for Apple. The lockdown is scheduled to end on Nov. 9.