Delivery lead times for the iPhone 15 are improving after its launch, although not quite reaching the levels of the previous iPhone 14 collection. This information comes from the third week of J.P. Morgan’s Product Availability Tracker, which indicates that lead times are starting to moderate, following a pattern observed in previous years.
According to the tracker, lead times for the iPhone 15 generation have moderated by four days over the past week, with the most significant changes occurring on the high-end models. The non-Pro models, on the other hand, have remained largely unchanged.
In terms of global lead times, both the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus have had an at-home delivery timing of 17 days for the past two weeks. However, the iPhone 15 Pro saw a drop in lead time from 36 days to 29 days, while the Pro Max decreased from 54 days to 46 days.
Comparing these lead times to the iPhone 14 generation during the same third week, it is evident that the iPhone 15 lead times are longer. Last year, the iPhone 14 and Plus had lead times of 3 days and 0 days, respectively, while the Pro and Pro Max had lead times of 31 days and 39 days.
J.P. Morgan explains in a note viewed by AppleInsider that the extended lead time for the non-Pro models is partially due to supply ramp issues that have since been resolved. The elevated Pro lead times were likely influenced by the combination of early order momentum and slower supply ramp.
In the United States, the lead times for the iPhone 15 and Plus remained unchanged at 15 days each between the weeks, while the Pro and Pro Max saw moderation, decreasing to 28 days and 35 days, respectively, from 54 days and 61 days.
In China, the low-end models had the same lead times once again, at 21 days each, while the Pro models experienced moderation. The Pro shifted from 36 days to 29 days, and the Pro Max decreased from 50 days to 43 days.
In terms of Europe, the lead times decreased for all models in Germany. The non-Pro model decreased from 17 days to 15 days, the Pro decreased from 37 days to 32 days, and the Pro Max decreased from 48 days to 42 days.
In the UK, the lead times for the iPhone 15 and Plus remained steady at 15 days each. However, the Pro lead time decreased from 35 days to 28 days, and the Pro Max lead time decreased from 59 days to 44 days.
Overall, while delivery lead times for the iPhone 15 generation are improving post-launch, they are not quite on par with the iPhone 14 collection. However, given the historical trajectory of lead times and the resolution of certain supply ramp issues, it is expected that these lead times will continue to moderate in the coming weeks.