Reported By: Shaurya Sharma
Last Updated: September 17, 2023, 09:43 IST
The pre-orders for the iPhone 15 series went live in India earlier this week, and due to strong demand, customers who pre-order now can expect deliveries for the iPhone 15 Pro Max and iPhone 15 Pro models in November.
Upon checking the status of iPhone 15 Pro Max deliveries in India, it’s no surprise to find that Apple’s website notes if you place an order as of Sunday, September 17 (at the time of this writing), the iPhone 15 Pro Max in Natural Titanium would be delivered between November 3 and November 9.
The delivery times also vary based on the color you choose. We checked other colorways like Blue Titanium and Black Titanium, and here, the waiting time is, as expected, shorter, with deliveries predicted between October 16 and October 21. The delivery times for the White Titanium colourway are the same as for the Natural Titanium color. So—from the looks of it—the lighter shades seem to be more popular, or Apple may have less stock. On the other hand, the smaller iPhone 15 Pro (Black Titanium – 6.1-inch model) seems to be more readily available, with deliveries even possible for this month itself.
Vanilla Models More Readily Available
Upon checking the status of the standard iPhone 15 models—the iPhone 15 and the iPhone 15 Plus—it’s possible to get deliveries on the launch day, September 22, for some colour ways and certain storage capacities, especially the 512GB variants.
This suggests two possibilities for Apple’s iPhone 15 series this year: either the demand for the Pro lineup exceeds the demand for the standard iPhone 15 models, or Apple may have fewer stocks for the Pro models. In either case, if you plan on ordering a new iPhone 15 series phone directly from Apple, you should do so sooner rather than later. We also recommend inquiring with your local dealers and shops, as they may be able to arrange units faster.
US, China And Japan Face Delays As well
Reuters notes that the new iPhone 15 Pro Max could face delays in the US, China, and Japan, which could be a sign of strong demand for the new models.
“The four-to-five-week wait period for the Pro Max in China could also allay fears of a financial hit in Apple’s third-largest market amid growing competition from Huawei and Beijing’s widening curbs on iPhone use by government staff,” Reuters reports.
Moreover, the wait for the smaller iPhone 15 Pro is slightly less at around 2-3 weeks, but it still exists in China.