According to Ross Young’s estimations of display panel shipping and manufacture, the new 6.7-inch non-pro “iPhone 14 Max” may be harder to come by than some of the other iPhone 14 versions.
The iPhone 14 Pro Max, which accounts for 28% of sales between June and September, has the largest proportion of panel manufacture. With 26 percent apiece, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro are not far behind, while the iPhone 14 Max comes in last with 19 percent. The production figures are comparable, with the 14 Max accounting for 21% of production and the 14 Pro Max for 29% of output.
Young predicts that shipments of iPhone 14 Max display panels will “make up a lot of ground in September,” which means that any supply problems that arise at launch should be resolved swiftly.
There were speculations throughout the iPhone 14 development cycle that the 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max, which succeeds the 5.4-inch iPhone mini, was running behind schedule because to lockdowns and manufacturing problems. Ming-Chi Kuo, an Apple analyst, predicted at the time that nothing would change in terms of device availability and that suppliers would work extra hard to catch up.