Leaked iPhone 14 images continue to mount, but there is no guarantee that the iPhone 14 unveiling will take place this year. This is allegedly because of China-based suppliers falling behind schedule.
Apple is reportedly pressuring its suppliers to speed up production in order to stay on schedule with manufacturing schedules.
According to reports, Apple’s key suppliers in China include Foxconn, Pegatron, and Luxshare Precision Industry. The latter two companies are struggling with the slow re-opening of factories in Shanghai as the region suffers from a resurgence of COVID-19. This has resulted in production disruption for Apple, which is estimated to cost the company over $8 billion in revenue.
Apple is running behind schedule for its new iPhone models, with one of the models being delayed by three weeks.
Apple plans to begin mass production of the new iPhone by September, but it is still unknown how the recent changes will affect the launch date. If the production delays push the launch date back to October, this would be the first time that this has happened in a few years.