An analyst note cited by 9to5Mac reports that the high-end variant of the iPhone 15 Series – iPhone 15 Ultra (or Pro Max) could be delayed due to image sensor issues.

Apple is expected to equip a periscopic telephoto lens in the iPhone 15 Ultra, but the supplier Sony is reportedly not ready with the shipments, causing the delay. Although, the handsets could be delivered 3-4 weeks after their counterparts’ availability, says the analyst’s note.

iPhone 15 Ultra Delayed Availability

We’re less than a month’s wait from the official launch of the iPhone 15 Series, and we already know what the upcoming handsets would look like. We’ve seen a bunch of rumors depicting their renders and internal specifications, and now comes a fresh leak about their availability.

As noted by a 9to5Mac, an analyst note describes the availability of iPhone 15 Ultra (or Pro Max) to be delayed by 3-4 weeks. And it’s because of the image sensor readiness delay from Sony, which supplies the cameras for iPhones.

Apple is touted to equip the best rear camera in iPhone 15 Ultra, with the Sony-powered periscopic telephoto lens supporting up to 10x variable zoom.

Well, this upgrade is only coming to the high-end variant of the iPhone 15 Series, while the regular iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will include ultra-wide and wide cameras, but not telephoto cameras.

While Apple is yet to give a launch date for all these handsets, some note the date as September 12th, when the Cupertino-based company will launch the new iPhone 15 Series alongside Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2.

Pre-orders for the iPhone 15, 15 Plus, and 15 Pro may start on September 15, with deliveries starting September 22. And a 3-4 week delay described by the analyst could put iPhone 15 Ultra deliveries between October 6 and October 13.

Other notable rumors include the iPhone 15 line-up expected to have a USB-C port instead of the Lightning charging port, while the vanilla iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will adopt the Dynamic Island design that was previously limited to the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

Further, the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Ultra are touted to sport a titanium body instead of stainless steel, and the handsets may replace the mute switch with a new Action button that can be programmed to certain functions like in Apple Watch Ultra.