On Apple’s website, it shows that orders for the iPhone 14 Pro models will be delivered in late November or early December. Last week, the Chinese government instituted a lockdown for the area that includes Foxconn’s Zhengzhou facility until November 9th. Video has been posted showing an exodus of Foxconn workers who are leaving the campus in droves. The facility is already home to a COVID outbreak and a quarantine.
Foxconn’s plant in Zhengzhou is locked down by the Chinese government
In line with Apple’s comments about the plant running at “significantly reduced capacity,” Foxconn says that it is lowering its fourth-quarter forecast for the company. Apple also said today that it is working with Foxconn to return the factory to “normal production levels while ensuring the health and safety of every worker.” In Zhengzhou, the Chinese government has ordered people and vehicles off of the streets except for medical or essential reasons.
To keep the assembly lines humming as much as possible. Foxconn is running the factory in a “closed loop” which limits contact with the outside world and forces workers to live and work on factory grounds.
The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max have premium features not offered on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus. For example, the Pro models are powered by the latest Apple designed SoC, the A16 Bionic. Instead of the notch, these models have the shape-shifting, multitasking, Dynamic Island notification system. They also have better AMOLED displays than the non-Pro models with a 120Hz refresh rate.