The report says that manufacturing problems have especially hampered the Pro Max, indicating that “there will be a more serious shortage of that model. In response to an inquiry about the shortage of iPhone 15 units, it was reported that there is a limitation, which is commonly observed during the initial stages of iPhone launches. Apple then issued a statement saying: “COVID-19 restrictions have temporarily affected the main assembly plant for iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max located in Zhengzhou, China. The situation has mainly affected the iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max, given the increased demand for these devices, causing shipping delays of several weeks.
Demand for the most expensive iPhones, which cost up to 2 lakh of pounds, is still much lower than that of standard iPhones. According to a 9to5Mac report, not even Apple's new iPhone 15 series has been able to protect itself from sellers, who used bots to buy millions of dollars worth of iPhones on Apple's website as soon as the devices went on sale. Last month, Apple issued a rare public warning stating that shipments of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max would be lower than previously expected due to restrictions that existed at Foxconn at the time.