Apple’s iPhone 14 series is expected to be launched in September this year. This, however, might just be delayed as a report has now said that the production has fallen behind schedule due to fresh COVID-19 shutdowns in China.
According to a report in Nikkei Asia, Apple and its suppliers are now struggling to make up for lost time. It says that the development of at least one iPhone model has fallen behind schedule due to disruptions from the month-long COVID-19 lockdowns in China. Apple has told suppliers to speed up the product development to make up for the losts time. The report also cites sources as saying that the worst case scenario here is that this could impact the manufacturing schedule and initial production volumes of the new phones.
“It is challenging to make up for the lost time. … Apple and its suppliers are working around the clock to speed up development,” an executive was quoted by Nikkei as saying.