Kuo: Apple Urgently Addressing iPhone 15 Pro Max Production Challenges to Boost Supply

Apple has urgently addressed production challenges related to the iPhone 15 Pro Max's upgraded Telephoto camera system in order to boost supply of the device, according to research shared today by supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Kuo said the iPhone 15 Pro Max's tetraprism camera module with up to 5x optical zoom has been the most significant supply bottleneck for the device. In response, he said Apple has increased the specifications of the tetraprism lens supplied by Largan Precision in order to compensate for this. As a result of this change, and to meet strong demand for the iPhone 15 Pro Max overall, Kuo said Largan Precision has expanded its production lines for the tetraprism lens.

iPhone 15 Pro Max shipping estimates range from 3-4 weeks for some configurations to 6-7 weeks for others. Yesterday, Kuo said iPhone 15 Pro Max demand had outpaced iPhone 14 Pro Max demand during the same period last year.

In addition to the camera-related bottleneck, Kuo previously said that the iPhone 15 Pro Max entered mass production later than the other devices in the iPhone 15 series, which has presumably contributed to the device's lengthy shipping delays. In the U.S., the iPhone 15 Pro Max starts at $1,199 with 256GB of storage.

All of the iPhone 15 models are now available to order and launch this Friday.

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phill85 Avatar
11 months ago
Well they have +1 of them since I didn't upgrade this year ?
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desslr Avatar
11 months ago
Every
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Year
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0423MAC Avatar
11 months ago
Hmm,

It’s almost as if Tim Apple knows what he’s doing after all!
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iamgalt Avatar
11 months ago

iPhone 15 Pro Max demand had outpaced iPhone 14 Pro Max demand during the same period last year.
Surprising given so many people are claiming this was just an 'S' update.
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11 months ago

Apple has urgently addressed production challenges
Is this the equivalent of a Starfleet starship captain demanding that main engineering provide more power from the warp engines during a crisis, or that a serious system problem is fixed in an unreasonably short timespan?
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MarkNewton2023 Avatar
11 months ago

While nicely balanced, the 14 Pro devices are really heavy. For a handheld
14 Pro Max is really heavy also when I put in my short pocket. It keeps pulling my short down causing me having to keep adjusting my short especially workout short so no wardrobe malfunction occurs ?. I hope Titanium will make it lighter.
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