As the Apple event date comes close, we’re all excited for the new iPhones. But here’s a bummer, the iPhone 15 Pro Max variant is looking at a delay of a few weeks. The iPhone 15 series is expected to be announced on September 12, 2023 during Apple’s Wonderlust event. During this event, it is speculated that Apple will unveil all 4 smartphones in this series. These are: iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max or Ultra. However, users will not be able to get the iPhone 15 Pro Max or Ultra soon.
As per tipster Revegnus, the iPhone 15 Pro Max release date could be delayed by up to approximately 4 weeks due to “severe” issues with the production of image sensors for the top model.
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This has been supported by earlier reports too that revealed that Apple’s supplier, Sony was facing an “insufficient production capacity”. This has happened due to an increased demand for the 48 megapixel sensors. If rumours are to be believed, Apple will equip all the iPhones with a 48 megapixel sensor which was earlier only seen on the iPhone 14 Pro models.
Various other sources have mentioned in their reports that the most premium phone on the iPhone 15 lineup could see a delay and come to the markets late due to the production issue. TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had also informed that the iPhone 15 Pro Max was the last iPhone from the series to go into the production phase.
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Well as we await the new iPhones, it’s worth noting that the iPhone 15 Pro and the iPhone 15 Pro max variants will be a lot heavier on the pockets as compared to the previous iPhone models in the same bracket. This is because of Apple’s possible switch to a titanium chassis . And the iPhone 15 Pro Max variant in particular will also feature a periscope camera that could offer improved optical zoom.
Source: Revegnus at X (formerly Twitter)