Oh, what a bummer for all you iPhone enthusiasts eagerly waiting for the much-anticipated iPhone 15! Brace yourselves for a potential delay, my friends!
The culprit behind this looming postponement is none other than Wamsi Mohan, the Global Research Analyst from Bank of America.
In one of his research notes, he boldly predicts that the next-gen smartphone won’t hit the market until October, breaking away from Apple’s tradition of September releases.
Now, before you go into full panic mode, let’s take Mr. Mohan’s claim with a grain of salt because he doesn’t bother explaining why he thinks there will be a delay. Just a mysterious prediction!
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The Information, our go-to tech news site, hints at possible reasons for this looming setback. Rumor has it that Apple is struggling with manufacturing challenges while trying to piece together the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max.
Sources close to the matter reveal that the suppliers are experimenting with a “new” manufacturing process (although we all know this isn’t truly new) to shrink the bezel around the display, allowing for a bigger screen while maintaining the phone’s overall size.
Surprise, surprise! This process was previously employed for the Apple Watch 7 way back in 2019. And guess what? It led to a delay then as well, about a whole month! So, history seems to be repeating itself here.
According to The Information, Apple might opt for a different approach this time. Instead of a full-blown postponement, they may produce fewer high-end units, focusing on the regular iPhone 15 instead. But brace yourself, the iPhone 15 Pro Max could be hit the hardest by this manufacturing debacle, leading to potential shortages for that model. Oh, the agony!
So, what’s the likelihood of a delay, you ask? It’s hard to say, really. While iPhone launch delays are quite rare, we’ve seen it happen before with the iPhone 14 Plus back in 2022.
People had to twiddle their thumbs for weeks, waiting for that gadget to arrive at their doorsteps. Apple might have learned from that mistake, though.
Reports from the DSCC indicate they’ve been stocking up on smartphone displays to ensure they can meet the insatiable consumer demand and avoid any supply shortages. Fingers crossed!
But hey, if there’s a delay, don’t fret too much. Remember the iPhone 12 from 2020? It suffered the same fate due to global supply constraints and was pushed back by a few weeks. We all survived that ordeal, didn’t we? So, let’s channel our inner patience and hope for the best.
In the meantime, divert your attention to TechRadar’s latest list of the best iPhones for 2023! Find out which one reigns supreme and keep your excitement alive for the iPhone 15, regardless of when it decides to grace us with its presence. It’ll be worth the wait, or so we hope!