iPhone 15 basic models could be delayed due to camera component issues

A photo of the iPhone 14 Pro Max
The three cameras on the back of the iPhone 14 Pro Max (Image credit: Basil Kronfli / Digital Camera World)

Apple fans may be disappointed to hear that the release of the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus could be delayed. A recent report from Haitong Intl Tech Research analyst Jeff Pu suggests that there may be issues with a crucial component needed to fit the 48MP camera on the lower-priced models. 

At the beginning of this year, Pu had predicted that the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus would feature a 48MP camera similar to the one found on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. However, in his May newsletter for Haitong International Securities clients, Pu indicated that the stacked CIS (CMOS Image Sensor) required for the 48MP camera may not be delivered on time, leading to a possible delay in the production schedule.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.