The iPhone 14 without any innovation and changes will still fail. Apple has broken its inventory clearance plan.
Based on multiple sources, Zhengzhou Foxconn has dismantled some production lines of iPhone 14 due to lower sales than expected. Recently, Foxconn insiders revealed that some iPhone 14 production lines have been upgraded to produce the iPhone 14 Pro series model, which will not have a big impact on production.
It is reported that the production line of the iPhone 14 series was dismantled after only two or three weeks of production at Foxconn's Zhengzhou plant in August.
Kuo previously said on social media that Apple has asked Hon Hai (Foxconn) to switch production lines for the iPhone 14 to the iPhone 14 Pro line The core reason is that it will help improve Apple's product portfolio and iPhone average selling prices in the fourth quarter.
After the production line switch, the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will account for 60% to 65% of total series shipments in the second half of this year (previously estimated at 55% to 60%). Among them, iPhone14 Pro Max is the most popular model of iPhone14 series.
The iPhone 14 is now available on Apple's website in all memory colors, with an optional delivery date.
Some analysts say that the iPhone 14 is not innovative and that it will be less different from the previous two generations, or even worse than buying the old iPhone 13.
Back when the iPhone 14 was released, we predicted that Apple would take the knife out of the way, leaving the iPhone 14 with no luster or the worst standard release in three years. And the facts confirm what we thought.
The standard iPhone 14 is a ridiculously small upgrade from its predecessor. It looks the same, with a low-brush 60Hz bangs screen, a right-angle bezel, a diagonal dual camera, and even a chip straight from the previous A15. Crucially, it also raised prices, except for the 128GB version, which will remain unchanged from 5,999 yuan, the 256GB version will go up by 100 yuan to 6,899 yuan, and the 512GB version will go up by 300 yuan to 8,699 yuan.
You won't believe it, but this is a 2022 replacement flagship phone. This approach, I'm afraid only Apple can do out.
But today's consumers are becoming more rational, and most of them are probably not willing to pay for a phone that doesn't offer anything new.