In its quarterly reports, Apple has confirmed that the next generation iPhone (believed to be called the iPhone 12) will be released several weeks later. That is, sales will begin not at the end of September, as usual, but in October.
“Last year we started selling the new iPhones at the end of September, and this year we plan to start shipping a few weeks later.”
senior vice president and chief financial officer of Apple
Maestri did not specify the reason for the shift in the schedule, but rumors about the postponement of the start of sales of new iPhone models have been circulating for several months. Back in April, the WSJ reported that Apple would begin mass production of the new iPhone 12 smartphones about a month later than originally planned. Then in June, the head of Broadcom confirmed that the iPhone 12 would be delayed until October. And just a few days ago, Qualcomm, adjusting the profit forecast, also confirmed the later start of sales of iPhone 12. At the same time, it is believed that the presentation of the iPhone itself will take place as usual in September. True, this year it will most likely be conducted in an online format.
You can recall that this is far from the first later launch – the iPhone X was presented along with the iPhone 8 in September 2017, but did not go on sale until November due to production difficulties. Then his fate was repeated by the iPhone Xr, which debuted in September 2018, but was delayed until November due to problems with the production of LCD screens.
According to leaks, this year the iPhone 12 lineup will be represented by four models: the base iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Plus will come to replace the iPhone Xr and iPhone 11 – they will receive dual main cameras and screens with a diagonal of 5.4 and 6.1 inches, respectively; the older iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max (11 Pro and 11 Pro Max analogs) will be able to boast a triple camera with a lidar and larger displays – 6.1 and 6.7 inches. At the same time, data from certification organizations indicate that Apple is using batteries in the new iPhone 12 with a lower capacity than last year’s iPhone 11 models.
Source: The Verge