back to article Foxconn factory chaos means more iPhone delays over the holiday period

The Chinese city of Zhangzhou - home to Foxconn's largest iPhone factory - has lifted COVID-19 restrictions, but it could still be too late to help Apple bounce back from a serious holiday shortage of iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max devices. According to tried-and-true Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Q4 iPhone shipments may still be …

  1. DS999 Silver badge

    In the long run it won't matter

    People who can't get an iPhone aren't going to buy an Android instead, they will just order it and get it later. Or worst case, decide "eh if it is going to take this long to be delivered I'll just wait for next year's model" and sales of iPhone 15 will be higher from people whom the delay pushed into waiting an extra year for an upgrade.

    1. badflorist Silver badge

      Re: In the long run it won't matter

      I'm questioning that based solely on the fact that this article has 4 replies. It's possible that people simply don't care about phones like they once did. ~8 years ago this would of been a hot topic.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Help Apple help itself

    by imposing (further?) import taxes on cellphones imported from China or made mostly in China and exported from a third country.

  3. that one in the corner Silver badge

    Ebay touts will be living this

    Come 20th December and a flood of 2-day shipping offers for a rare, mint-condition-box iPhone*

    *auction only includes box, which is in "mint" condition**

    **was only printed on 18th December and we put in fresh ink*** cartridges

    ***well, we call it ink - just don't touch the box with your bare hands, ok

  4. anonymous boring coward Silver badge

    This is horrible, horrible news… /s

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