This isn't new. Every year the same headlines appear. These are some from the last year:Bruh people are buying in droves even if they are forced bundled with accessories. Pros are anyway in short supply due to 3nm constraints, and will be for a few months. So demand is pretty strong, not just in India but overseas as well.
Production challenges remain. The iPhone 15 series went on pre-order in the first wave of countries last Friday and we now have some our first set of...www.gsmarena.com
Shipping dates show that the iPhone 15 Pro Max is the best-selling iPhone 15 model worldwide, and is now backordered into November 2023.appleinsider.com
Kuo: iPhone 14 Pro Max Popularity Could Lead to More Differentiation Between iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max
Apple has seen high demand for the 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max, which could lead the company to further differentiate the next-generation iPhone 15...
While the iPhone 14 Pro Max is the most pre-ordered phone in the iPhone 14 series, the 14 Plus had less demand than the iPhone 13 Mini, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
And this from the year before that:
Kuo: iPhone 13 pre-orders stronger than iPhone 12, shortages of iPhone 13 Pro to persist until November - 9to5Mac
Three days after pre-orders officially opened, reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is out with a new investor note today detailing...
Just goes to show that Apple plays this "demand/supply" narrative intentionally every year with the Pro models. Nothing new though because companies like Nvidia and AMD have already been there and done that. Taking a page from the country's finest minds.