Bad news for people hoping to get their hands on the iPhone 15, as the launch of the next smartphone could be delayed by up to a month.
Apple typically introduces its new flagship iPhone range in September and makes the new devices available to buy a few days later.
But, this year, the tradition could reportedly be delayed due to manufacturing issues.
The claims come from Wamsi Mohan, a global research analyst at Bank of America.
In an investor note obtained by the financial news site Barron’sMohan predicts that the iPhone 15 will be out in October.
According to reports, the launch of the newest iPhone could be delayed until October due to manufacturing issues.
So far, no other analysts have agreed with this prediction, but a recent report from the tech news site Information can offer some explanation.
According to the site, Apple is having trouble assembling the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max.
Sources close to the situation claim that the company’s suppliers are “using a new manufacturing process”, which aims to reduce the size of the bezel, the narrow black border of the screen.
This would allow the iPhone 15 Pros to have a slightly larger screen compared to previous models, without making them larger, according to the site.
The information further states that this “new” process has actually been used on the Apple Watch 7 before, back in 2019.
The tech giant rarely postpones an iPhone launch, but it has happened before, with the most recent example being 2022.
After the introduction of the iPhone 14 Plus on September 16, people had to wait weeks to receive their phones.
The tech giant rarely postpones an iPhone launch, but it has happened before, with the most recent example coming in 2022. Following the iPhone 14 Plus unveiling on September 16, people had to wait weeks for their phones to be delivered.
An issue with the LG screen meant Apple was missing screens for the iPhone 14 By Max, leading to shipping delays.
At the time, Apple reportedly had to pay Samsung to make up for missing screens that had to be made and shipped quickly.
A similar incident occurred in 2020, in which the iPhone 12 was delayed by a few weeks due to supply restrictions as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Since the news of the possible pullback, Apple shares have fallen 1.01 percent (as of July 21).
Whether or not the latest iPhone launches on time, Apple buyers can expect a host of additional features, according to online rumours.
Mockups of the potential model were shared by 9to5Macwhich suggested that the phone could come in multiple colors, including mint green and pink.
However, rumors also suggest that the iPhone 15 Pro could be Apple’s most expensive smartphone yet, probably retailing higher than the £1,099 and £1,199 iPhone 14 Pro models in 2022.
The iPhone 15 could be the most expensive Apple phone yet as leaks suggest that it comes with several new features such as a titanium frame.
It is also expected to change the Lightning ports to USB-C as part of the new iPhone 15 models
Apple analyst Jeff Pu revealed in May that the price hike is due to Pro models with titanium frames and an A17 Bionic chip.
The titanium design could withstand higher temperatures better than steel and offer protection against water damage.
Images of the ‘dummy’ model of the iPhone 15 Pro leaked in April and appeared on the Chinese version of TikTok, Douyin.
The model also included a USB-C charging port instead of the usual Lightning port.
Still, this hasn’t been publicly confirmed by Apple, and MailOnline has reached out to the firm for comment.