Within a month, Apple will unveil the iPhone 15 lineup. Within a week of the announcement, the new phones are expected to start shipping. For the highest-end model, the iPhone 15 Pro Max, there might be a delay.
Sony, the company that supplies camera components, may be unable to produce the image sensor needed for the Pro Max on time. Sources told 9to5Mac that this is the case. Due to this setback, the top-end Pro Max model may not be available alongside the other new iPhones.
With a periscope lens system that offers greater optical zoom than the current 3x limit, the iPhone 15 Pro Max will have the biggest camera upgrade. There will be no upgrade for the smaller iPhone 15 Pro, but the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will only have ultra-wide and wide cameras.
It is expected that Apple will announce the new iPhones on September 12, pre-orders will begin on September 15, and deliveries will begin on September 22. There is a possibility that the iPhone 15 Pro Max might be delayed by 3 to 4 weeks, and deliveries could begin between October 6 and October 13.
The iPhone shipment delay is not Apple’s first, and it is unlikely to be its last. Apple shipped the iPhone XR after the iPhone XS, the iPhone 14 Plus after the iPhone 14, and the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max after the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12.
Action button features:
The iPhone 15 Pro is rumored to feature an Action Button instead of physical buttons. These rumors are strengthened by new code found in the latest iOS 17 beta. 9to5Mac reports that iOS 17 beta 7 update includes new haptic feedback patterns for the rumored “Action Button”.
The iPhone vibrates more prominently when switched between silent and normal modes thanks to the new haptic feedback patterns. For phones with an Action Button, this is especially useful, since it makes it easier to determine which mode the phone is in.
In addition to being triggered by silent mode activation, these patterns are also triggered by its deactivation. When the iPhone was set to silent mode, it gave a brief haptic feedback, but not when it was taken out of silent mode. Although it isn’t yet available on existing iPhone models, the 9to5Mac team replicated the haptic feedback for disabling silent mode. It feels like a “single firm tap.”
According to MacRumors, the new button can also be assigned to various actions, such as enabling or disabling Silent Mode, opening the Camera app, turning on the flashlight, triggering Focus Mode, or recording a Voice Memo. The button can also be assigned to Siri Shortcuts.