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It’s possible that the iPhone 14 will be delayed or in poor supply

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compensating for lost time

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If you were intending to purchase an iPhone 14 or one of its siblings during the regular September launch window, you may be disappointed, since one or more models may be delayed or only available in limited quantities.

Because to Covid lockdowns, Apple’s Chinese component manufacturers have gone behind schedule, according to a Nikkei Asia(opens in new tab) report.

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Apple is reportedly attempting to make up for lost time by requesting that suppliers speed up their procedures, but “several sources with firsthand knowledge of the situation” claim that the manufacturing timeline and initial production numbers of the iPhone 14 line could be impacted.

All four iPhone 14 variants are currently in the engineering verification test (EVT) phase, which should be completed by the end of June if they were on schedule, but at least one model is reportedly three weeks behind schedule.

Apple appears to be doing everything it can to bring things back on track, but if it fails, at least one model may launch late or in limited quantities.

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Analysis: place your orders as soon as possible

Based on this information, it appears that placing a pre-order as soon as possible may be worthwhile, since this may help to reduce any potential delays in receiving the iPhone 14.

It’s possible, though, that this information is incorrect or that Apple will make up for lost time. And if not, a few additional weeks aren’t the end of the world, especially if Apple delivers the phones on time to reviewers, as you’ll be able to evaluate just how wonderful the iPhone 14 series is before parting with your money.

That’s especially important because the iPhone 14 line may be slightly more expensive than the iPhone 13 line, so you’ll want to be sure they’re worth buying.

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