iPhone 14 might face a bumpy ride but not for the reason you think

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Apple’s rumored iPhone 14 could face bigger hurdles than almost any iPhone that’s come before it.

Between COVID lockdowns in Shanghai, one of Apple’s major iPhone manufacturing hubs, and an ongoing silicon squeeze, Apple’s next major iPhone release might be grappling with manufacturing and delivery delays – or maybe not.

Trusted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo noted on Thursday (opens in new tab) that in his latest channel checks “Apple has not changed the shipping plan for the iPhone 14 models since the Shanghai lockdown.”

(1/2)My latest channel checks suggest that Apple has not changed the shipping plan …