In a report published by The Wall Street Journal, Apple pushed back mass production of the upcoming iPhone due to Covid-19 related manufacturing issues and lower consumer demand. Meanwhile, Qualcomm said that 5G smartphone shipments would decline 15 percent because an “unnamed” customer was planning to delay a “global 5g flagship phone launch”.
A few weeks ago, Apple confirmed that this year’s iPhone series launch will be delayed by a few weeks. Apple’s Chief Financial officer Luca Maestri said “As you know, last year we started selling the iPhone in late September. This year we expect supply to be available a little later.”
The company is yet to reveal the final launch date of the iPhone 12 series. Youtuber John Prosser suggests that Apple could launch its upcoming iPhone aka iPhone 12 in the October 12 week, Apple Watch and iPad are said to still arrive in September though.
According to the Leak, The iPhone 12 series launch event will be pushed to October 12 Week. Prosser suggests that for the first time the iPhone 12 model will be available to customers before the iPhone 12 Pro series, also the pre-orders and sale of the iPhone 12 Pro will begin only in November.