Young went on to say that supply volumes for the iPhone 14 Pro Max are more than three times higher than volumes for the iPhone 14 Max. The iPhone 14 Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max will share a screen size, but the panels themselves will be different. This is because the iPhone 14 Max will lack support for ProMotion, Apple’s adaptive refresh rate technology that is exclusive to the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
According to expert Ross Young, manufacture of the iPhone 14 Max is running behind schedule as the iPhone 14 debut draws near. The supply chain is apparently having some issues because the iPhone 14 Max is anticipated to be Apple’s first 6.7-inch iPhone that isn’t a “Pro” model. Young claims that panel shipments for the iPhone 14 Max continue to be substantially behind those for the iPhone 14 Pro Max. Young claimed that panel shipments are still “far behind” schedule in a post on Twitter today. Young’s report is based on data from the supply chain collected in August.
Whether or not this means the iPhone 14 Max will be delayed remains to be seen. A report from Nikkei Asian Review in May indicated that iPhone 14 Max production was delayed by at least three years due to COVID-19 lockdowns in China. Just hours later, Ming-Chi Kuo reported that, while iPhone 14 Max production was behind schedule, the situation was “under control.”
The iPhone 14 Max is expected to be a very popular device once it launches. It will mark the first time that Apple has offered a 6.7-inch iPhone that doesn’t come with the “Pro” price and features. Are you planning to buy the iPhone 14 Max once it launches this fall? Let us know down in the comments. Keep up with all of the latest iPhone 14 news in our full guide.
What’s important to remember, however, is that both of those reports were published in May. A lot can change over the course of two months. If the iPhone 14 Max panel situation is as dire as Young said it is, it seems possible (or even likely) that the device could be delayed or severely supply constrained.