iPhone 14 Plus lead times start growing, Pro models still high in demand

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The iPhone 14 Pro models are still seeing high demand versus the iPhone 13 Pro, a product availability tracker claims, while the iPhone 14's demand is apparently weaker than that of the iPhone 13, but there's seemingly good news for the iPhone 14 Plus.




Since launch, the iPhone 14 Pro has demonstrated itself to be a very popular device with consumers. In its fourth week, Sunday's Apple Product Availability Tracker by analysts at JP Morgan sees a similar situation to one week prior, with strong demand for the Pro models, weak for the non-Pro.

However, the silver lining for the iPhone 14 is the iPhone 14 Plus. As the October 7 release date nears, the lead times for that model are starting to extend beyond the first date of availability in most regions, except the United States. JP Morgan reckons this is a sign the model is finding favor with consumers as the release gets closer.

Overall, the at-home delivery times for the iPhone 14, Pro, and Pro Max averaged across all regions at 2 days, 33 days, and 40 days respectively. Relative to the iPhone 13, the iPhone 14's lead times are shorter, "in line to modestly lower" for the iPhone 14 Pro, and "more extended" for the Pro Max.

In the U.S., the iPhone 14 is stable at 4 days, with the Plus seemingly tracking to its first available date. These are "less favorable" relative to the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini at this stage, at 14 and 20 days respectively. The Pro and Pro Max are seeing a modest increase in their lead times, to 32 days and 39 days.

In-store, the iPhone 14 and Pro are available for same-day pickup, while there's a wait for the Pro Max.

Elsehwere, China saw its Pro models lead times increase to 36 days and 43 days, respective of size. Meanwhile the iPhone 14 has a two-day lead time, down from 4 days one week ago, and the Plus has a delivery timing that's tracking beyond October 7.

In Germany and the UK, the iPhone 14 is next-day delivery, with iPhone 14 Plus set for launch day delivery, both less favorable than the iPhone 13 and 13 mini in 2021. On the Pro side, the lead times grew modestly in Germany, but remained constant in the UK.

For the Wearables Tracker, the strong demand for the Apple Watch Ultra has continued for another week, with lead times of 26 days being slightly down from 30 days one week ago. The Apple Watch Series 8 is also doing well, at 16 days against the week-ago 19 days. Apple Watch SE saw its lead times dip from 8 days to 6 days.

The second-generation AirPods Pro currently has lead times of around 4 days globally, except in China. There, the lead times have extended from 4 days to 11 days.

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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 7
    JFC_PAJFC_PA Posts: 824member
    Higher than expected demand for the more expensive (and more profitable) iPhone models? 

    Doomed!
    Anilu_777watto_cobra
  • Reply 2 of 7
    iPhone 14Pro is still not available in my area.  Not in stock at the 12 nearest stores.  Website shows they won't deliver until October 26th.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 3 of 7
    MadbumMadbum Posts: 309member
    JFC_PA said:
    Higher than expected demand for the more expensive (and more profitable) iPhone models? 

    Doomed!
    Wall Street:

    Oh no Apple is selling more expensive phone instead of cheaper ones! How will they ever recover 

    just a personal data point


    I change phones every couple years, I always buy the standard model but this year I went with the 14 Pro, I have a feeling many are like me

    edited October 2 JFC_PAtwokatmewstompywatto_cobra
  • Reply 4 of 7
    There were no iPhone 14 Pros at any Apple Store in Illinois, I know because I called Apple and spent time with them looking for one. Not any color or GB. However I did find one at an AT&T store in ugly purple and bought it. I was traveling and needed a phone since my iPhone X battery is not lasting as long anymore and this was the perfect excuse. The shortage is real. 
    Anyway, I felt it was a great deal at $30 a month and I can upgrade every year. 
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 5 of 7
    badmonkbadmonk Posts: 1,108member
    It seems like we have reached a time when too many of us live our lives on our iPhones & people seems to value the best even if it is a bit more money.  The reality is that if you factor in the time you spend on your device the cost is relatively affordable, especially if you consider that most cell phone cost is your service plan.

    I for one was super lucky to get my iPhone Pro Max and AW ultra on the first day they were available in my local Apple Store and love them both.  I had been resistant to get a Plus/Max size for years but finally gave in because of the time I spend texting and reading on my device.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 6 of 7
    davgregdavgreg Posts: 983member
    After a little research I decided to get the 14 Pro and pulled the trigger today. I was unsure if I wanted it until I read that the improved modem means far better 5G performance on T-Mobile.
    The email from Apple says Oct 26-Nov 2
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 7 of 7
    MadbumMadbum Posts: 309member
    davgreg said:
    After a little research I decided to get the 14 Pro and pulled the trigger today. I was unsure if I wanted it until I read that the improved modem means far better 5G performance on T-Mobile.
    The email from Apple says Oct 26-Nov 2
    I can confirm much better 5G performance on 14 pro than my 13 Pro

    at the exact same locations

    its significant improvement 





    watto_cobra
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