TrendForce released a report today saying that it will lower Apple’s iPhone 14 series shipments in 2022 to 78.1 million units. TrendForce said that Foxconn has been the exclusive assembly of the Pro series for many years. However, due to risk control, Apple originally intends to find other brands to join the ranks of production and assembly. The report also claims that due to the impact of the epidemic on Foxconn’s utilization rate, Luxshare Precision is now set to get a part of the iPhone 15 Pro Max assembly supply chain.
At present, the iPhone foundry is still located in China, while the Vietnamese factory is mainly based on Apple peripherals. At the moment, there is no iPhone production in Vietnam. In terms of foreign production, the report claims that in addition to the existing Indian production capacity that will double next year, Vietnam factories are also planning to join production starting in mid-2023. In the next few years, the proportion of Apple’s production in India and Vietnam will climb to 30-35% of the total production capacity.
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TrendForce predicts that in the first quarter of 2023, Apple’s iPhone shipments will further reduce to 47 million units. This is a 22% decline relative to the same period last year.
iPhone 14 series discount
The Jingdong Apple New Year’s Day promotion has now officially started. At 20:00 on December 29th, iPhone 14 coupons will be active. These coupons will drop the price of the iPhone 14 by 900 yuan ($129). The iPhone 14 Plus will even have a bigger 1000 yuan ($143) discount.
The iPhone 14 mobile phone coupon drops the price by 900 yuan ($129) and the selling price will be 5099 yuan ($732). There will be an instant discount of 500 yuan ($72) + a coupon of 500 yuan ($72) for the iPhone 14 Plus. This is a total of 1,000 yuan ($143) straight down, and the starting price will be 5999 yuan ($861). There are also good prices for the iPhone 13 and 13 mini using active coupons. iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max mobile phones are now on sale + 12 interest-free instalments. Click here to check the main event.