Customers in the United Arab Emirates who are waiting for Apple’s new premium iPhone 14 models to make their way through the supply chain are not experiencing the same issues as people in other parts of the world.
Apple has announced that it will ship approximately 30 percent fewer iPhones than usual in November as a direct result of a significant production cut at a plant in China that was affected by a virus. Despite this, major retailers in the UAE claim they have sufficient stock to satisfy the demand for the new premium models produced by the company that is the largest producer of smartphones in the world.
UAE mobile phone service provider says iPhone 14 production is on track
One of the most prominent mobile phone service providers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was quoted as saying, “We have enough premium models of the iPhone 14, and we are delivering all orders on time.”
Even though there have been numerous reports of high demand for iPhone 14 models, shops that Khaleej Times has spoken to have stated that there is no shortage of supply.
“Worries about Apple’s supply chain and the anticipated thirty percent shortfall in iPhone 14 production are not likely to have a significant impact in the UAE due to the country’s large stockpile,”
According to the proprietor of the business, who asked that his name not be used, we will be receiving yet another large cargo of iPhone 14 models before the month of November is up.
What should Apple do to be at the forefront of this new industry?
As a result of China’s zero-covid-19 policy, a number of multinational businesses have been forced to discontinue operations in the country and scale back their goals. For instance, Apple issued a warning at the beginning of this month that production of the iPhone 14 at the Foxconn site in Zhengzhou will decrease.
Zhengzhou, China, which is the primary location for the production of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, is currently experiencing difficulties as a result of constraints imposed by Covid-19. The plant is only making use of a small portion of what it is capable of doing at the time.
In Apple’s official press release, the company states, “We are putting the health and safety of the workers in our supply chain first,” just as they did when the Covid-19 incident occurred.
A significant pattern for us is the continuation of the high level of consumer interest in both the iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max. Due to the fact that shipments are projected to be lower than expected, customers who order the new iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max will have to wait longer for their products.
Supply Chain for Apple’s New Gadgets Disrupted by Factory Closure
The Zhengzhou factory is one of the most important in the world; yet, due to the limitations that Covid has placed on it, it will not be able to operate at its full potential. The supply chain for Apple’s new high-end gadgets all around the world will be disrupted as a result of this.
The market analyst firm Trendforce has reduced its estimate of iPhone shipments for the October-December quarter from 80 million to approximately 2 million to 3 million devices as a direct result of the closure.
The firm, which has its headquarters in Cupertino, California, made the following statement: “We are working closely with our supplier to get back to regular production levels while ensuring every worker’s health and safety.”
How many iPhones were shipped during the third quarter?
Customers of the two main telecommunications operators in the United Arab Emirates, e& by etisalat and du, were informed, upon customer service contact, that their iPhone 14 orders will be fulfilled on time.
“We’re just as delighted as our clients to be able to give them the iPhone 14, and we hope it makes a difference for both of us.” A representative for du told Khaleej Times that the firm puts in a lot of effort to fulfil orders promptly and ensure that consumers are satisfied with the service.
The number of smartphones that were shipped during the third quarter decreased by 9.7%, reaching 301.9 million units, according to preliminary statistics from the worldwide quarterly mobile phone tracker conducted by International Data Corporation (IDC).
Apple is the only smartphone firm that continues to grow
During this time period, Apple was the only firm that continued to grow while producing smartphones. Apple’s development in the July-September quarter was said to be solid by Counterpoint Research, a market research organisation based in Hong Kong.
Counterpoint Research cited a 1.7% increase in smartphone shipments from the same time previous year to 48.8 million units as evidence for their statement.