According to foreign media reports, with the recovery of major foundry capacity, Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro series supply has also improved significantly, with shipping times for online purchases in major markets, have been significantly shortened, with some markets having dropped to less than 1 week.
Data from investment banks shows that in the 18th week since the launch of the iPhone 14 series, the average shipping time for online pre-orders of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, the two high-end versions, has dropped from 18 days the week before to 7 days globally, while the shipping time for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus remains unchanged from the previous week at 4 days. Shipping times for iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus remain unchanged from the previous week at 4 days.
Specifically, in key markets, the shipping time for iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus online pre-orders in the U.S. increased from 3 days the week before to 4 days, while the shipping time for the two high-end versions dropped from 17 days to 5 days, a significant reduction. And for offline purchases, same-day pickup is basically available.
In the domestic market, shipping times for iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max online reservations have both dropped to 4 days, compared to 17 days and 19 days respectively the week before.
In Germany, the shipping time for iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max online purchases is still long, but 13 days is significantly shorter than the previous week’s 19 days, and the other two models are down to 3 days from 4 days. In the UK market, the shipping time for the two high-end versions is down to 4 days from the previous week’s 17 days, and the other two models are down to 3 days from 4 days.
From the investment bank’s report, shipping times for both iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max for online pre-orders in the U.S. market, domestic market and U.K. market are now lower than they were before the outbreak affected the major foundries.
For the dramatic reduction in iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max shipping times, in addition to improvements in foundry capacity, some analysts also believe there is a factor of seasonal demand changes, with demand gradually declining.