Apple iPhone 15 Delivery Lead Times Are Improving, But Some Models Still Face Delays
If you’re eagerly awaiting the arrival of your new iPhone 15, you may have to wait a little longer than expected. According to J.P. Morgan’s Product Availability Tracker, delivery lead times for the iPhone 15 series are gradually coming down, but some models are still experiencing delays.
In its third week of tracking iPhone 15 shipping data, J.P. Morgan reported that the overall delivery lead times decreased by four days compared to the previous week. The biggest improvements were seen in the shipping times for the iPhone 15 Pro line, while the non-Pro models remained largely unchanged.
During the third week, global delivery lead times for the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus were unchanged at 17 days, while the iPhone 15 Pro saw a decline from 36 days to 29 days. The iPhone 15 Pro Max, however, still has a lengthy 46-day wait, though it is an improvement from the previous week’s 54 days.
Compared to last year’s iPhone 14 series, the delivery lead times for the iPhone 15 series are longer. At this time last year, the wait for the iPhone 14 was only three days, while the iPhone 14 Plus had no wait time. The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max had wait times of 31 and 39 days, respectively.
J.P. Morgan attributed the longer lead times for this year’s non-Pro models to supply ramp issues that have since been resolved. For the iPhone 15 Pro models, the higher wait times were likely due to the confluence of early order momentum and slower supply ramp.
In the U.S., the delivery lead time for the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus is 15 days, while the iPhone 15 Pro has a 28-day lead time, down from 54 days the previous week. The iPhone 15 Pro Max in the U.S. now has a lead time of 35 days, a significant improvement from the previous week’s 61-day wait.
In China, the non-Pro models have a 21-day waiting period, while the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max saw their lead times decrease to 29 days and 43 days, respectively.
In Germany, all models saw a decrease in lead times. The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus now have a 15-day lead time, while the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max have lead times of 32 days and 42 days, respectively. In the U.K., the non-Pro models have a 15-day lead time, while the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max have lead times of 28 days and 44 days, respectively.
Every year, there are usually concerns about production issues or problems with suppliers causing delays for the new iPhones. While there have been some delays this year, Apple has managed to handle the strong demand for the iPhone 15 series without significant disruptions.
However, it’s important to note that not everyone is satisfied with the current delivery lead times. Many customers who have ordered a new iPhone would love to have it arrive as soon as possible. Despite the improvements, there may still be some waiting involved before customers can get their hands on the latest iPhone models.
In conclusion, while delivery lead times for the iPhone 15 series are gradually improving, some models are still facing delays. As the weeks go by, it is expected that lead times will continue to come down, providing relief to customers eagerly awaiting their new iPhones.