The bad news, however, is that you still can’t order an iPhone 14 Pro from Apple and have it by Christmas. You may have to wait about a month for delivery. According to Apple Insider, JP Morgan’s Apple Product Availability Tracker shows that production is gradually returning to normal. However, Apple is far from meeting the demand for his iPhone 14 Pro. Two phones had already sold out before China imposed the new lockdown, and production problems only made matters worse. According to Global Tracker, the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus will have a three-day wait, similar to last week.
The recent COVID lockdowns, including one affecting the so-called “iPhone City”, ended in China a few days ago. The world’s leading iPhone assembly center is now churning out two of the most popular iPhone 14 models, the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. Apple notified buyers in mid-November that new he COVID restrictions would limit iPhone 14 Pro deliveries. Consumers had to buy the 14 Pro immediately to get it by Christmas. A month later, production in China is gradually resuming and shipping times are showing signs of improvement.
However, the Pro model showed improvement, reducing the lead time from 29 days to 27 days. In the US, the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus shipping time is 3 days. More expensive models ship in 25 days. Both lists are the same as last week. Europe sees improved shipments for all iPhone 14 models. UK and German buyers will have to wait 2-3 days for iPhone 14 models. Pro delivery times are unchanged in Germany (25 days) but improved in the UK (27 days to 26 days). Chinese consumers have had to wait for the longest for an iPhone 14 Pro or Pro Max.
The most likely way to get an iPhone 14 Pro or Pro Max is to search for resellers or used devices. Otherwise, you can still secure your iPhone 14 or 14 Plus in time for Christmas.
Delivery times have been cut from 39 days to 32 days, but they still wait over a month. For non-Pro models, the delivery time has increased from 1 to 4 days. JP Morgan analysts expect a more “calm” December quarter for new iPhone sales as Apple is still working to bring production levels back to normal. also sees demand and sales surging in the March quarter. That means some buyers who can’t get a Pro model in time for Christmas will still buy a phone.