The Wall Street Journal and many other analysts are saying that Apple may delay the mass production of its iPhone 12 by about a month. This is undoubtedly due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has caused global distress for business and disrupted the supply chains.
Usually, Apple mass-produces its phones during the early summer to stock up inventory for the phone’s debut in September, but the Journal predicts this may be delayed a month this time. Apparently, Apple is planning to release 4 new phones this year, a 5.4-inch model, two 6.1-inch models, and a 6.7-inch model.
The iPhone 12 is expected to come with some major changes, it will be the companies first 5G smartphone, will have a smaller notch, and will have Lidar 3d sensors like those found in the latest iPad pro.
Apple is stepping a little late into the 5G smartphone market as its competitors in the android sector like Samsung and OnePlus have already been selling 5G phones in the market. Although Apple downplayed the requirement to release a 5G phone by saying the network hasn’t developed quite that well yet, it still needs its 5G phone to be successful in the market or they may lose a huge portion of their market. Despite this production delay, Apple is likely to launch its latest iPhone in Fall with the same extravagance as they usually do.