Apple iPhone 14 Pro’s delivery wait time is slowly seeing some improvements just in the nick of time for the massive holiday shopping craze.
These days, getting your hands on an iPhone 14 Pro comes with a long lead time compared to the non-Pro models and the previous flagships of Apple. But it looks like the shipment delays are slightly easing.
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WUHAN, CHINA – SEPTEMBER 16: (CHINA OUT) New Apple iPhone 14’s are put on display at an Apple store on September 16,2022 in Wuhan. Hubei, China.
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Delivery Wait Time Slowly Improves
As per the latest news story by Apple Insider, the lead times for iPhone 14 Pro is improving in China. And as such, the supply of higher-end mobile devices is building in time for the holidays.
The 14th Apple Product Availability Tracker of JP Morgan shows that the iPhone 14 Pro delivery is getting better. The latest development further suggests that the supply is slowly improving.
It is worth noting that the supplier of the latest iPhones, especially the Pro and Pro Max variants, were heavily cut short, no thanks to the issues in its Chinese factory.
According to the South China Morning Post, it started with the nationwide lockdowns in China, which hopes to curb COVID-19 cases. On top of that, factory workers have started demonstrating riots. Given that, the delivery lead time of iPhones has worsened globally in the past weeks.
But this time, JP Morgan claims that everything looks to be improving. The analyst says that the supply of higher-end phones has “incrementally improved.”
Despite that, we are still far from normal levels. Instead, the analyst disclosed that the lead times are still “modestly elevated.” It means buyers still have to wait for quite a while before their iPhone 14 Pro orders arrive at their doorsteps.
How Many Days Does it Take for an iPhone 14 Pro to Get Delivered?
The Apple Product Availability Tracker reveals that buyers have to wait for 27 days on average globally to get their hands on an iPhone 14 Pro. It is an improvement from the previous average of roughly 29 days or nearly a month.
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An attendee holds a new Apple iPhone 14 Pro during an Apple special event on September 07, 2022 in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled the new iPhone 14 as well as new versions of the Apple Watch, including the Apple Watch SE, a low-cost version of the popular timepiece that will start st $249.
In the United States, the delivery wait time is a bit better than in other countries. Customers in the US only have to deal with up to 25 days of lead time for the Pro models.
On the other hand, the standard offerings, such as the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, only take three days. But weeks ago, Apple Insider notes that it took around four days. So even the shipment of the non-Pro variants is seeing some improvements.