Apple said today that it expects iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max shipments to be lower than the company had previously expected due to temporary COVID-19 restrictions at the main Foxconn plant where the devices are assembled in Zhengzhou, China.

The warning was shared in a press release on Apple Newsroom:

The COVID-19 restrictions temporarily affected the primary iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max assembly facility located in Zhengzhou, China. The facility is currently operating at significantly reduced capacity. As we have done throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we are prioritizing the health and safety of workers in our supply chain.

We continue to see strong demand for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models. However, we now expect iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max shipments to be lower than we previously expected and customers will experience longer wait times to receive their new products.

We work closely with our suppliers to return to normal production levels while ensuring the health and safety of every worker.

A report last week said iPhone production could drop by as much as 30% compared to usual levels at the Foxconn factory due to the restrictions.

Apple said lower supply chain capacity will result in customers experiencing longer waiting times for iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max orders. It is currently estimated that devices will be shipped within 3-4 weeks on the Apple Online Store in the US.

On November 2, the Chinese government ordered the closure of an industrial park for one week where the Foxconn plant is located following the COVID-19 outbreak.

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