The demand for iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max has increased markedly over the past few days and Apple has asked Foxconn to increase production of the Pro models, renowned analyst Ming Chi-kuo has claimed. He claims that the Cupertino-based company has asked the production lines of the iPhone 14 to be converted to the iPhone 14 Pro model. The development comes almost a week after analyst claimed that the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are in better demand than the non-Pro models.
Citing its latest survey, TF International Securities analysts tweeted Due to strong demand for iPhone 14 Pro models, including the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, Apple has asked Hon Hai, internationally known as Foxconn, to switch the production lines of the iPhone 14 to the iPhone 14 Pro. model.
The analyst says the move will help improve Apple’s product mix and iPhone Average Selling Price (ASP) in the fourth quarter (4Q22) of 2022. In addition, Kuo says that most Apple suppliers should “receive order escalation requests for iPhone 14 Pro models” from the Cupertino company in the next few weeks.
“Based on a production line conversion rate, this equates to a roughly 10 percent increase in shipment forecast for the iPhone 14 Pro model in 4Q22. Changes in orders from only a few component suppliers can drive Hon Hai’s production line conversion (eg, Samsung Display). reflects,” he explained in another Tweet,
In fact, a report good by 9to5Mac claims that the iPhone 14 Pro models are widely unavailable and that Apple stores have plenty of stock of the iPhone 14.
The development comes a week after Kuo claimed that demand for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max was higher than the non-Pro models. At the time, he based his claim on an investigation into pre-orders. He also claimed that demand for non-Pro iPhone 14 models was sluggish.