It’s possible that the latest iPhone version from Apple isn’t selling as well as the company had intended. Apple has discontinued the iPhone Mini in favor of the iPhone Plus, which is essentially an iPhone with a screen that is larger than that of the standard iPhone.
According to The Information (via Digitimes), Apple is unable to sell the iPhone 14 Plus. It is impossible to deny the company’s success with its high-end phones, the iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max, despite the exorbitant price tags, which limit their market to the wealthiest customers. The Cupertino company made the erroneous assumption that the focus would be drawn to a larger-screen version of their “basic” iPhone which is the iPhone 14 Plus. According to the opinions of a great number of industry observers, the reason for this is the significant price difference between the 14 Pro and the 14 Plus.
Not only does the iPhone 14 Plus lack capabilities seen on the iPhone 14 Pro, such as Dynamic Island, but it also has the same A15 Chipset as the iPhone 13 Pro Max, which we refer to as a smartphone that is “almost flawless.” Therefore, for many people who utilize the internet, acquiring a used iPhone 13 Pro Max rather than a brand-new iPhone 14 Plus is the better option.
The iPhone 14 Plus is not a terrible device: the screen is excellent, the design is simple, and the performance is adequate, but that’s about it. This lack of interest is reflected in the device’s total sales figures. According to Digitimes, Pegatron, the manufacturer of the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, has suffered a monthly reduction in income. This news comes from the company’s financial reports. The Taiwanese company reports that its monthly income dropped by 28.3% for the month of November.
According to Digitimes, the release of the iPhone 14 Plus occurred more than a month after the debut of the other versions. Because of the delay in the launch, the device did not survive. Customers were given the opportunity to have an understanding of the distinctive capabilities offered by the iPhone 14 Pro. They gave up on it after realizing that the iPhone 14 Plus would not benefit from it and that their quality-to-price ratio was not especially attractive. As a result, they decided to drop it. More and more, it seems as though the 14 and 14 Plus reflect a generation that has passed us by. Even in 2022, they will only contribute 36% of Apple’s revenue from smartphone sales.
On September 7, 2022, Apple introduced the iPhone 14 Plus along with the other devices in the 14-series lineup. Two days later, it became available for pre-order, although, in contrast to its three other siblings, it was not sold on September 16. In point of fact, Apple’s iPhone 14 Plus has been available to consumers since October 9 of this year. After a period of difficulty with its availability, it has now made its way into the shelves of all brands, including the Apple Store.
It’s possible that the 14 Plus is difficult to sell. The only advantage it has over the standard iPhone 14 is a larger screen (6.7 inches as compared to 6.1), but purchasing it will set you back a further £100, $100, or AU$180. The iPhone 14 is probably of a size that is suitable for the vast majority of users. If you are ready to spend a little bit more money, your best chance is to go with the Pro or Pro Max model. These models include improved cameras, faster processors, and a ‘dynamic island’ that takes the place of the controversial screen notch.
Despite this, you shouldn’t anticipate that Apple will stop selling the iPhone 14 Plus any time soon. Apple would look like a fool if they removed it from the sale, so they won’t do that. According to recent reports, the company is moving forward with plans to release an iPhone 15 Plus the following year. Expect there will be at most a smaller number of 14 Plus models available in order to meet the lesser demand.