Estimated delivery dates for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro have improved after weeks of instability in Apple’s supply chain. In addition, in-store availability for the iPhone 14 Pro lineup is stable.
Global estimated delivery dates for the iPhone 14 Pro are now comparable to the iPhone 13 lineup
JP Morgan has been publishing its Apple Product Availability Tracker on a weekly basis since the launch of the iPhone 14 series, including updates on delivery times. In the firm’s latest note (via AppleInsider), analysts analyzed this week’s availability and estimated delivery dates. They subsequently concluded that lead times for the lineup have stabilized and are now comparable to after-launch levels.
The global shipment estimate for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus in week 16 since launch is four days. This is an increase from the prior week’s estimate of 1-day shipping. These numbers are comparable to the iPhone 13 series and in accordance with expectations.
In the sixteenth week following their release, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max have a 22-day shipping estimate. From a 25-day shipment estimate the week before, that is a decrease. These estimates are still being impacted by Apple’s supply chain crisis in China. The country recently lifted COVID-19 lockdowns in Shanghai and Zhengzhou, so full-time production will likely resume soon.
Lead times in the US have improved by five days for the standard iPhone models, while the pro models slipped by two days. However, most SKUs of the pro models are available for same-day pickup.
In the United States, lead times for the Pro models have increased by two days. However, most configurations are available for same-day pickup. Estimated delivery dates for the standard models have decreased by five days, signaling an improvement.
Lead times for the standard iPhone 14 models in China and Europe have decreased, with an estimated 6-day shipment time. The iPhone 14 Pro models in these regions have also seen improvements in same-day pickup.
Although lead times for the iPhone 14 lineup, specifically the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, have started to improve, Apple’s revenue for this quarter will still see lackluster results. Earlier in November, Apple even released a statement confirming that it is expecting lower shipments for the iPhone 14 Pro models.