Other sources claim that Apple’s 2020 iPhones will be pushed back by about a month, due to the way COVID-19 has affected engineering testing and demand.
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Following analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s assertion that “the iPhone 12” would be delayed by a month, the Wall Street Journal suggests that new sources confirm the new calendar. Along with reports that the delay is due to how the regular schedule for Apple’s engineering tests has been disrupted, it is now also announced that iPhones will be released later due to how the coronavirus has affected Requirement.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple would normally increase production of finalized iPhones from July, but mass production will be delayed by about a month. He says Apple’s main iPhone assembler, Foxconn, has suspended hiring.
There does not appear to be any new corroborating informationon in the report. Several analysts and sources in the supply chain have been discussing for some time a potential delay for “the iPhone 12”. “
Citing anonymous sources believed to be aware of the changes, the publication also says that Apple is now cutting the number of phones it plans to make by 20% in the second half of 2020. However, it is unclear whether this 20% would then be offset at the start of 2021.
Previously, suppliers have indicated that Apple is going ahead with what they thought were unrealistic sales estimates. These suppliers expected Apple to revise its plans, which it may have done.
Ming-Chi Kuo’s report said the “iPhone 12” line should now be in the final stages of engineering testing and verification, but the labs that perform these operations are currently closed.
If the reports are correct, it is also not the first time that Apple ships a new iPhone later than the normal time. These reports suggest that “the iPhone 12” will be closer to the iPhone X and iPhone XR.