The Cupertino business has requested 90 million iPhone 14 units from its suppliers, which is on par with the number of iPhone 13 models produced during the same time period in 2016. Bloomberg claims that despite a general slowdown in the smartphone market in 2022, Apple does not expect a reduction in iPhone sales.
IDC expects smartphone sales to decrease 3.5% in 2022, but Apple is confident enough to keep iPhone manufacturing flat with a year ago. Apple expects users to buy premium phones. It has a deep-pocketed consumer base and Huawei is no longer a danger.
Apple will create 90 million iPhone 14s this year, the same number as last year’s iPhone 13s. Apple has asked suppliers to build 90 million new iPhones for 2022, the same as last year. Huawei can’t access its U.S. supply chain due to U.S. security constraints (including Google). The corporation can’t buy American-made cutting-edge semiconductors. Huawei has been compelled to sell phones with its own Harmony operating system and a version of the Snapdragon 888 chipset that doesn’t support 5G.
Apple ordered 75 million iPhones annually until last year, when it asked for 90 million. According to reports, the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max are the best-selling smartphones. Apple is replacing its 6.7-inch iPhone 13 mini with a non-Pro model this year.
Apple increased manufacturing last year because it expected new models to sell well when COVID vaccines began. It announced $40.67 billion in iPhone revenue for its fiscal third quarter ended in June. This number beat last year’s and Wall Street’s. The iPhone is Apple’s largest business division, followed by Services, which generated $19.6 billion in the third quarter.
In four weeks, Apple will release the 6.1-inch iPhone 14, 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max, 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro, and 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max. This year, Apple is extending the gap between non-Pro and Pro models to sell more expensive Pro devices.
Apple gives its new iPhones the latest A-series chipset every year. In a change from convention, the non-Pro iPhone 14 models will use the same A15 Bionic chip as the iPhone 13. New A16 Bionic SoCs will power the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max. But that’s merely the start. The new Pro versions will replace the notch with a I cutout, while non-Pro devices will have the conventional notch.