Preorders for the Sept. 16 introduction of Apple's new iPhone 14 series began on Sept. 9 after last week's announcement. However, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, preorders for the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus are lower than those for the iPhone 13.
The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, by contrast, have a delivery time of more than four weeks, which "may reflect good demand," according to Kuo. Within hours of preorders going online, the release dates for the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max were pushed back to October.
"iPhone 14 and 14 Plus will be in stock on launch day, reflecting lackluster demand. As it stands now, the preorder result for iPhone 14 and 14 Plus is worse than iPhone SE 3 and iPhone 13 Mini," Kuo wrote. "The iPhone 14 Plus is the replacement for the iPhone 13 Mini. However, this new product's preorder result is significantly lower than expected, meaning Apple's product segmentation strategy for standard models fails this year."
Therefore, the expert expected that the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus shipment predictions for November would be reduced within a few weeks.
Although the new iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus from Apple may have a similar exterior to the iPhone 13 range from a year ago, they feature several inside upgrades. New automobile crash detection sensors, the Photonic Engine photo processing technique, the removal of the actual SIM card port for US phones, and upgrades to both the rear and front-facing cameras are all features of the iPhone 14 series.
The biggest change, however, is the size of the phone lineup: the Mini model is no longer available as part of the iPhone 14 lineup, and in its place, a normal 6.1-inch phone ($799 £849, AU$1,399) is introduced alongside a Plus model with a 6.7-inch display, priced from $899.
The iPhone 13 is still available at a discounted price, but the iPhone 14 range from Apple adds a new Plus size and car-crash detection.
Also included are explanations of the iPhone 14 Pro's always-on display, its 48-megapixel primary camera, and its brand-new Dynamic Island function.
Apple isn't finished with the iPhone 13 just yet. The company will continue to offer both the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini in its online shop at a slight discount. The Mini iPhone 13 now costs $599, and the normal iPhone 13 costs $699.