After amid a record fiscal third quarter that blew Wall Street expectations, Apple announced some bad news. During the conference that followed the earnings report, the company’s chief financial officer Luca Maestri said: “As you know, last year we started selling the iPhone at the end of September. This year we expect the delivery to be available a few weeks later. “
Apple’s iPhone 12 line will launch in October or November
The comment means that we can see 5G 2020 IPhone 12 models launched in October or even in November. This is quite typical for Apple, which usually makes everyone guess when it will start delivering its latest iPhone models until they are introduced. But yesterday, when reporting its fiscal revenues for the third quarter, chip designer Qualcomm said that shipments of 5G phones will fall by 15% this quarter because an unnamed customer planned to delay the “launch of a global 5G flagship phone”. It didn’t take much detective work to find out that the unnamed customer was Apple.
Ever since the coronavirus began making its way to the world earlier this year, it has been talked about Apple may have to delay the launch of the iPhone 12 series. The company’s supply chain was operating at less than full speed, and assembly lines at the facilities operated by Foxconn, its largest manufacturing partner, were 50% of capacity, as supplies were scarce. When the first calendar quarter ended, Apple was able to reopen all of its retail stores in China, just as they began to close in the United States and Foxconn has achieved its goals of hiring employees ahead of schedule.
The launch of the 5G series Apple iPhone 12 will be delayed by several weeks
In the past, Apple had to release certain iPhone models after September. In 2017 iPhone X was launched only on November 3 of that year. Next year The iPhone XR was only released on October 26, and last year, for the first time since 2016, all iPhone models were released in September.
We have to see four new iPhones released this year, including the 5.4-inch iPhone 12, the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Max, the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro and the 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max. All four models will be powered by a 5nm A14 Bionic chipset. The “Pro” elements will have 6GB of memory, and storage options will start from 128GB. Premium variants will be available with high-quality, ultra-wide and telephoto cameras, along with the LiDAR depth sensor. First seen on the iPad Pro 2020, the in-flight sensor will provide more accurate depth sensors for improved portraits and enhanced AR capabilities. We could see the Pro models steal another feature from the iPad Pro at a 120Hz ProHz refresh rate. This gives users a smooth scroll and improved animation for video games. At 120Hz, the display is updated 120 times every second. However, there is some speculation as to whether the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will actually include the feature.
The iPhone iPhone 12 series from 2020 will also have a different design. Apple replaces the rounded sides that appear on the device after the 2014 iPhone 6 line with the flat sides that Apple first uses with iPhone 4 in 2010. Do you have a heart for one of the 5G models in the iPhone 12 series? You may need to keep a few extra weeks before you can buy one. And when you do and open the box, you may notice that Apple has decided not to include a charging brick with the phone. While iPhone 2020 phones will support 20W fast charging, those who want to take advantage of the faster charging speed will have to purchase a 20W charger separately. In addition, Apple is expected to leave the EarPods wired headphones from the iPhone 12 series in an attempt to stimulate demand for its wireless Bluetooth AirPods.