iPhone 14 launched in September along with the 14 Plus, 14 Pro, and Pro Max. The Pro models came with some new exclusive features. However, the standard models were more or less the same as the iPhone 13 models. Previously, the 14 Plus was reported to have experienced worst opening sales than the iPhone 13 Mini.
For reference, the 13 Mini is not considered to be a successful venture. Now, recent reports from Bloomberg claim that the production of the iPhone 14 is cut by 3 million in China. The iPhone 14 demand has seen a recession after the iPhone 14 Plus. What could be the reason for this downfall? You must be wondering right? Let us recap what these phones offer and then we will get a better view of the consequences.
iPhone 14 & 14 Plus
The non-pro 2022 iPhones have the same A15 Bionic as the iPhone 13 Pro models. The iPhone 13 Pro series had the A15 chip with 5 GPU cores as compared to 3 GPU cores on the A15 chip in non-pro iPhone 13 models. Moreover, the new iPhones have an upgraded internal design with upgraded thermals.
The base model has a 6.1″ OLED 60Hz panel while the Plus model has a 6.7″ 60Hz OLED panel. Furthermore, Apple claims that the 6.7″ 14 Plus has the best battery life of any iPhone. These new iPhones also have the Crash Detection Feature as well. In addition, the design is the same as last year with the diagonal camera array and notch at the front.
Another change is the new main camera. The new main 12MP sensor at the rear is larger and has a 49% low-light improvement. Another feature on the new iPhone variants is Emergency SOS via Satellite if you won’t have a cellular connection. Lastly, the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus start at $799 and $899 respectively.
This was expected!
The non-pro 2022 iPhones do not offer any drastic change in comparison with the 13 series. Apart from the larger size, there is no drastic change. Moreover, the design is also the same. As Apple supports its devices for a long period, the longevity is unmatched. The 13 series is more or less the same phone and it’s just a year old. Therefore, there is not much you can do on the 14 which the 13 can’t. Adding on, the 13 is also cheaper and the same design and comparable specifications make it a no-brainer. The low demand for the non-pro iPhone 14 models was expected. Let us know your thoughts on this situation in the comments.