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

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The full statement shared in a press release on the Apple Newsroom site:

COVID-19 restrictions have temporarily impacted the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max main assembly facility located in Zhengzhou, China. The facility is currently operating at a significantly reduced capacity. As we have done during 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 lower iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max shipments than we previously anticipated and customers will experience longer wait times to receive their new products.

We are working closely with our supplier to return to normal production levels while ensuring the health and safety of all workers.

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

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