After presenting the financial results for the third fiscal quarter of 2020, Apple answered the call with investors to answer questions about the present and future of the company. Among the various topics discussed stands out that of its next family of terminals, as the company confirmed that the iPhone 12 will hit the market “weeks later” than usual . The problems in the Asian production chain caused by the coronavirus have impacted the iPhone 12
“As you know, last year we started selling iPhones in late September. This year, we expect supply to be available a few weeks later, ” said Luca Maestri, Apple’s chief financial officer. The smartphone used to be available during the second half of September. For now it is unknown if the presentation event, commonly scheduled between the first weeks of September, will continue to take place in the same face-to-face format.
Apple, like many other tech companies, has been hurt by the coronavirus. Production of its devices was temporarily halted to address health measures, mainly at plants in China. Although activities are slowly starting to resume, the release schedule was unfortunately affected. Thus, the iPhone 12 will make you wait longer than we have been used to for years.
Confirmation of iPhone 12 delay was a matter of time
Some clues to the possible delay had already emerged in recent months. Earlier this week, Qualcomm , the largest provider of iPhone modems, said they were seeing “a partial impact from the delay in launching a flagship.” Although he did not specifically mention the iPhone 12, it is clear that they were referring to the Apple terminal. For his part, Jon Prosser , the youtuber whose leak history has been quite accurate, announced that the new models will arrive until October .
Thanks to various reports that have been published since the previous year, we know that the iPhone 12 will resume the emblematic design of the iPhone 4 and its metal frames. In terms of size, the iPhone 12 will be offered in 5.4 and 6.1-inch models , while the Pro variant will arrive in 6.1 and 6.7 inches . Of course, apparently everyone will integrate an OLED panel, even the cheapest versions. And speaking of price, the cheapest iPhone 12 is likely to land on the market from $ 650 .