Buy iPhone 14 Pro for the holidays? You may need to settle

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If you’re thinking about buying a new Apple iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max for the holidays, you may have to settle for a color or storage size that you don’t prefer.

Reuters (opens in new tab) reports that production at Apple’s key assembly plants in China has come to a standstill, and we’re seeing the best iPhone models with significant restrictions and even months-long shipping delays.

Apparently Foxconn, Apple’s main manufacturer in China, has experienced delays due to COVID-19 and the country’s strict policies to contain the spread of the virus. During Apple’s most recent earnings call, according to Business Insider (opens in new tab)CEO Tim Cook blamed lagging iPhone sales on supply chain problems, saying, “We’re limited today, so we’re working very hard to meet demand.”

iPhone 14 Pro Max is harder to find (Image credit: Ditching)

We’ve checked every model of Apple iPhone 14 available today, including the iPhone 14 Plus, the iPhone 14 Pro, and the Pro Max, to see what we could buy from Apple’s online store today. We found that the two cheaper iPhone models, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, are readily available in every storage capacity and in every color. We can have one shipped today or pick one up from a nearby store.

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