Apple relaunched their ‘Plus’ series in September last year with the new iPhone 14 Plus smartphone. And the compact ‘Mini’ model has been dropped from the lineup. The 6.7-inch 14 Plus sold well in the first quarter of the year. However, a report now reveals that the iPhone 14 Plus was the company’s lowest-selling model in the first three months of the year, with sales falling short of Apple’s expectations. However, despite consumers not accepting the model as much, the iPhone 14 Plus still ranks sixth in the list of best-selling mobile phones. Let’s take a look at the reasons behind this model’s poor sales and how it managed to become one of the best selling handsets.
How many units of iPhone 14 Plus have been sold?
TechExclusive claims that the iPhone 14 Plus recorded display panel shipments of 40 million or 40 million units in the first quarter of this year, compared to the same 40 million units for the iPhone 13. This indicates that the model did not meet Apple’s sales expectations.
Poor sales of the iPhone 14 Plus are attributed to multiple factors such as supply chain issues, lack of features and soft holiday sales. Additionally, The Verge claims that iPhone 14 Pro supply issues have reduced profits during the holiday shopping season. According to a recent report by Forbes, the Plus model has lost popularity due to its lack of features compared to other models in the iPhone 14 series.
Despite lower-than-expected sales, the iPhone 14 Plus still ranks sixth as the best-selling handset. According to Android Authority, Apple’s iPhones hold the top spots, as expected, as the iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14, and iPhone 13 are ranked first, second, third, and fourth, respectively. There, iPhone 14 Plus has managed to grab the sixth place and iPhone 12 has managed to occupy the eighth place Six Samsung devices are also named in the list. Among which Galaxy S23 Ultra is in fifth place.