Foxconn would start producing the first test iPhone 14 Pro, needed to start mass production, and the official launch in September.
Imminent start of production of the iPhone 14!
According to the Taiwan Economic Times, Apple’s largest supplier has already started test production of the iPhone 14 Pro, which means that Apple has decided on the final design of the device.
According to the latest information, Foxconn will produce the high-end models of the iPhone 14 line, while Luxshare will assemble the two low-end models. The source says Foxconn will start OEM trial production of the iPhone 14 Pro to ensure that it can produce the device to Apple standards. If the tests are conclusive, series production will begin this summer.
After initiating test production, Foxconn will need to collect data, correct anomalies, assess the production process and areas that need improvement, and determine if the test production is acceptable.
The iPhone 14 line is expected to feature a significant aesthetic overhaul, with design choices more reminiscent of the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5. Some leakers say the case will be slightly thicker, but there won’t be any bump near the rear camera. The volume keys could be circular, while the speaker grille will be completely redesigned.
One of the most noticeable changes on the iPhone 14 could be to the front, with the notch giving way to a small pill-shaped cutout that can house the front camera and the TrueDepth system for Face ID.
The iPhone 14 lineup is expected to include four variants, with two 6.1-inch and two 6.7-inch models. A mini model is therefore not envisaged. Along with an updated design, the iPhone 14 is expected to include improved cameras (speaking of 48MP wide-angle lens, 8K video recording, and revamped Ultra Wide lens), 8GB of RAM (Pro models only), a new processor, no SIM slot and up to 2TB of storage.