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Apple reportedly boosting iPhone 13 Pro, Pro Max production by 10 million units

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What you need to know

  • Apple is reportedly increasing orders of iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max handsets.
  • A new report claims that Apple's high-end iPhone 13 model orders have increased by 10 million units.
  • The new iPhone 14 devices are still a few months away from being ready for sale.

Apple is increasing the production of its high-end iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max devices by as many as 10 million units, according to a new report.

Supply chain watchers DigiTimes report that Apple is expanding production of its two highest-end iPhone 13 models.

DigiTimes, via machine translation:

Apple is rumored to expand its iPhone 13 production plan in the second quarter of 2022. Among them, the production of high-end models of the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max is planned to increase by about 10 million units, and relevant Apple supply chain operators are expected to benefit.

Supply chain issues have impacted much of Apple's lineup ever since the COVID-19 pandemic began and recent lockdowns in China are not helping.

Apple's current iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are the best iPhones you can buy today, but that'll all change when the iPhone 14 lineup arrives later this year. The new iPhone 14 Pro models are thought to be in line for a new 48-megapixel camera as well as the removal of the notch. Apple is expected to replace that with a new hole-punch + pill design, while the two high-end models are expected to be the only ones to benefit from a jump to new silicon in the form of an A16 chip.

Oliver Haslam
Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.