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Apple iPhone 14 Plus Sales Concern Enthusiasts; Lower Consumer Interest Than iPhone 13 Mini?

Apple's iPhone 14 Plus sales now concern enthusiasts.

Apple iPhone 14 Plus Sales Concern Enthusiasts; Lower Consumer Interest Than iPhone 13 Mini?

(Photo : BRITTANY HOSEA-SMALL/AFP via Getty Images) Attendees look at the new iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max during a launch event for new products at Apple Park in Cupertino, California, on September 7, 2022. - Apple unveiled several new products including a new iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

This means that this new iOS smartphone might not be able to contribute that much revenue for the tech giant manufacturer. 

As of writing, iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, as well as iPhone 14 Mini, have sizable consumer demands.

However, one model seems to be having some problems attracting consumers. 

This is specifically the iPhone 14 Plus. While the Pro Max already surpassed the consumer demands of its predecessor, the opposite is happening with the Plus version. 

Apple iPhone 14 Plus Sales Concern Enthusiasts

According to GSM Arena's recent, report, Ming-Chi Kuo believes that the iPhone 14 Plus will have weaker consumer demands than the iPhone 13 Mini. 

Apple iPhone 14 Plus Sales Concern Enthusiasts; Lower Consumer Interest Than iPhone 13 Mini?

(Photo : Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) An Apple employee holds a new iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus during an Apple special event on September 07, 2022 in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled the new iPhone 14 as well as new versions of the Apple Watch, including the Apple Watch SE, a low-cost version of the popular timepiece that will start st $249.

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Because of this, SlashGear reported that Apple decided to reduce the model's production. 

The gadget maker allegedly ordered its partnered assemblers to cut iPhone 14 Plus production. 

Various sources stated that Apple already asked two suppliers to do this.  One company was asked to reduce production by 70%, while Apple requested the other one to cut production by 90%. 

Experts explained that the issue with iPhone 14 Plus is not really its features or performance. If this is the case, why can't the device attract more buyers?  

Why iPhone 14 Plus Can't Attract Consumers

Enthusiasts said that the new iPhone 14 Plus is a good purchase. It has a great battery life, as well as efficient functionalities. 

But, its price seems to affect consumers' purchase decisions. The 14 Plus unit is $100 more expensive compared to the base model. 

Apple fans can purchase this device for only $899, which is $100 cheaper compared to the iPhone 14 Pro model. Now, this is where the issue comes in. 

Experts stated that many buyers tend to choose the Pro model since it is only $100 more expensive compared to iPhone 14 Plus. 

On the other hand, other individuals prefer spending $200 so that they can get the 14 Pro Max, which definitely has a larger screen. 

These simple differences greatly affect the buying decisions of many Apple consumers, leading to low demands of iPhone 14 Plus. 

Recently, we reported that the new iPhone 15 Ultra could arrive as early as 2023. 

Meanwhile, the iPhone 14 Crash Detection feature calls 911 when owners are riding roller coasters. 

For more news updates about iPhone 14 Plus and other new iOS smartphones, always keep your tabs open here at TechTimes.  

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