In case you’ve been attempting to preorder a brand new iPhone 15 Professional Max because it went up on September 15 you are in all probability nicely conscious that supply estimates have stretched far into the longer term. Now we all know why that could be and, importantly, that Apple is working to repair it.
The problem, we’re informed, is that not solely did Apple start manufacturing the iPhone 15 Professional Max final but it surely additionally appears to be struggling a little bit with its massive new function — a tetraprism digicam lens that allows the finest iPhone’s new 5x zoom capabilities.
However concern not, for Apple is looking for a manner to enhance the output of these massive iPhones in an try to scale back supply estimates which are counted in weeks, not days after the September 22 launch.
Bending gentle ain’t straightforward
It seems that Apple merely had much less time to construct iPhone 15 Professional Max fashions than it did others, with provide chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo noting it was the final mannequin to start manufacturing. However that is not all.
In the identical Medium submit, we’re informed that Apple is dealing with “manufacturing challenges” that are not so pronounced in different fashions. Kuo later clarified what these challenges are in an extra Medium submit.
“Probably the most important provide bottleneck for the iPhone 15 Professional Max is presently the tetraprism compact digicam module (CCM), which is completely provided by LGIT,” Kup says. However there is a repair within the works, with Kuo including that “to enhance the CCM manufacturing yield, Apple has urgently elevated the specs of the tetraprism lens completely provided by Largan to handle the CCM yield points brought on by meeting tolerances.”
That implies that Apple is conscious of the issue and is making strikes to make sure that extra iPhone 15 Professional Maxes will hit shops as rapidly as potential. However for now, not less than, it will be exhausting to get your palms on the large iPhone if you have not already positioned your preorder.