If robust sales of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max continue throughout the year, Apple may hold the majority of the market share for high-end phones, grabbing as much as 60%.
According to DigiTimes, Apple's market share for high-end phones with unit prices of more than $500 has risen by 55% in the off-season and 60% in the peak season. However, iPhone 14 Pro sales might become the norm if they maintain their current momentum.
Apple's largest supplier has been ordered to demolish at least five production lines that were previously making the iPhone 14 in Zhengzhou, China, according to the report. The 6.1-inch iPhone 14 or the larger 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Plus is not included in the Apple products.
Despite reports from DigiTimes that component manufacturers in Apple's supply chain have not received order reductions for any model, although they may have been advised to slightly alter the shipment ratios for different devices.
The iPhone 14 is available for immediate shipment on Apple's online store, while the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max have a shipping date that's weeks away.
The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max have improved processors, a new camera, and more. Despite its larger screen and bigger battery, the iPhone 14 Plus has the same outer design as the Pro models but is powered by the same processor used in last year's iPhone 13.