iPhone 14 launch may be delayed due to surge in COVID cases
Apple usually launches a new flagship iPhone series around the second week of September every year. The plan was the same this year as well, until COVID hit China once again. And now, there's a slight twist to the story.Up until now, the iPhone 14 series was expected to go official in September, but a fresh report now suggests some delay in the launch. The tech giant is expected to launch four new iPhone models this year, including the iPhone 14, the iPhone 14 Max, the iPhone 14 Pro, and the iPhone 14 Pro Max. Reports haven't revealed how much delay the launch will be. There are no specific launch timelines available for the time being.Reports suggest that the iPhone 14 launch could be delayed as manufacturing has been affected by restrictions due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in China, which is the largest manufacturing and assembly hub for Apple.The rising COVID-19 cases in parts of China forced localised lockdowns or restrictions reportedly affected many of Apple's suppliers and supply chain partners. The ongoing semiconductor shortage has also impacted iPhone 14 manufacturing.