High demand for iPhone 14 Pro line crashed Chinese servers

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High demand for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max led to Apple server crashes in China as consumers placed over two million preorders in 24 hours.

iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max
iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max


Consumers placed the preorders through the official Apple Store on JD.com, a Chinese e-commerce company in Beijing. The iPhone 14 Pro received over a million preorders, while the iPhone 14 Pro Max hovered around 800,000.

A report on Monday said that the surge added a delay of five to seven weeks for iPhone 14 shipments after the September 16 launch date.

A similar incident happened in 2021 when Chinese preorders of the iPhone 13 line crashed Apple's China website. The total number of preorders across the iPhone 13 lineup at that time reached over five million.

The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max also saw strong demand in other countries. TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said preorders for the current iPhone 14 family exceeded iPhone 13 demand, classifying the iPhone 14 Pro Max as "good," and iPhone 14 Pro as "neutral."

So far, not many consumers are preordering the iPhone 14 Plus. Kuo said preorders for this model and the iPhone 14 are worse than the iPhone SE 3 and iPhone 13 mini.

However, this is likely due to the iPhone 14 Plus shipping in October and a bad compare to the small but enthusiastic contingent that likes the small form-factor in the iPhone 13 mini.

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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 7
    Re the 14/14 Plus, the type of people preordering would more likely be the geeks who want the Pro models I’d think. 
    JFC_PAlkruppwatto_cobra
  • Reply 2 of 7
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 33,334member
    It does make sense that fewer people are ordering the 14 and 14+ now if it’s available in October. We’ll have to wait and see.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 3 of 7

    So much for the Chinese being loyal to their own brands and country.  :D
    watto_cobramwhite
  • Reply 4 of 7

    High demand for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max led to Apple server crashes in China as consumers placed over two million preorders in 24 hours.

    ...

    So far, not many consumers are preordering the iPhone 14 Plus. Kuo said preorders for this model and the iPhone 14 are worse than the iPhone SE 3 and iPhone 13 mini.


    I find it strange that they use the word "worse" here. Demand is demand! Any demand is GOOD demand. Lower maybe, but not worse. We live in a weird world
    twokatmewwatto_cobraFileMakerFeller
  • Reply 5 of 7

    High demand for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max led to Apple server crashes in China as consumers placed over two million preorders in 24 hours.

    ...

    So far, not many consumers are preordering the iPhone 14 Plus. Kuo said preorders for this model and the iPhone 14 are worse than the iPhone SE 3 and iPhone 13 mini.


    I find it strange that they use the word "worse" here. Demand is demand! Any demand is GOOD demand. Lower maybe, but not worse. We live in a weird world
    What I find so sick is that Apple (or companies at large) can make MILLIONS of devices, and I mean don't get me wrong someone could tell me you underestimate "robotic manufacturing" but people underestimate the population of the world.  If Apple cranks out say 10 Million in 2 months, in 8 months time that's only 40 million.  There are like 1 Billion people that want a new iPhone...  but then guess what? By the time it's time to get um cause they're in stock finally, it's time for the NEXT iPhone!!  THE DEMAND is there 100% 100%!!

    Stupid, it's like "we're going as fast as we can!!" CLASSIC Supply and Demand... nothing to do with "Supply Chain"... I get sick of that phrase, especially when iPhones are practically "dropped on our doorsteps either via drone or that 'tiny parachute' delivery! LOL"

    Laters...
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 6 of 7
    saareksaarek Posts: 1,422member
    The problem, as I see it, with the iPhone 14 Plus is that it’s basically the same price as the iPhone 13 Pro is (price drop due to it being replaced) and only an idiot would buy the iPhone 14 plus over the iPhone 13 Pro.

    The base iPhone 14 models were always going to be a hard sell. Very small amounts of upgrades due to Apple keeping the CPU the same generation due to their wish to push people to the Pro models.
  • Reply 7 of 7
    tyler82tyler82 Posts: 1,029member

    So much for the Chinese being loyal to their own brands and country.  :D
    They still are, seeing as how iPhones are made there. 
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