Earlier this week it was reported that Apple has raised its supply chain orders for its upcoming iPhone 14 line-up to a whopping 95 million units, according to UDN. Previously, the anticipated order was for 90 million units.
However, a new report from DigiTimes (a subscription is required to read the article) says that “uncertainty remains about demand for the new models between the end of the fourth quarter and the beginning of first-quarter 2023.” The Sellers Research Group (that’s me) thinks the UDN forecast is more accurate.
The iPhone 14 line-up is expected to debut in September or October. Among the rumors about the smartphone update:
° Apple will use different grades of OLED panels (made by Samsung Display) between the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro.
° The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will both pack 6GB of RAM and a newer and faster type of memory.
° Some models may cost US$100 more than their iPhone 13 counterparts.
Apple make its latest A16 processor exclusive to the Pro models in the iPhone 14 lineup.
° At least some of the models will be eSIM-only.
° The iPhone 14 Pro will contain 8GB of RAM.
° Some will sport 120GHz displays.
° The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max models will have a hole + pill design.
° The top two models have also have OLED screens.
° They will support the Wi-Fi 6E standard.
° Black, white, blue, red and purple will be the color options for the iPhone 14, while graphite, gold, silver and purple will be available on the iPhone 14 Pro.
° There will be a new purple colorway for both iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro that shifts in tone depending on the lighting.