According to reports, Apple is scaling back production of the new phone due to low demand, which features the same design as last year's phone and a one-year-old chip.

At least five production lines that were previously making the iPhone 14 in Zhengzhou, China, have been ordered to be dismantled. It's not clear if this includes both the 6.1-inch and the larger 6.7-inch versions of the phone.

The new revelation comes after an Apple analyst said this week that Apple is ramping up production for the phone. In order to keep up with demand, Apple is moving production away from the iPhone 14 and into the iPhone 14 Pro.

The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max in several configurations are expected to be shipped out in weeks, while the iPhone 14 remains available with no delay. There is no delay on the Apple website for the iPhone 14 Plus.

The iPhone 14 has the same design and display as the 13 but is powered by the same chip and has newer camera features. The previous "mini" size of the iPhone 12 and 13 lineup was replaced by the larger 6.7-inch model.