Given the fact that we are approaching the September showcase market from IFA Berlin and new iPhone releases, it is natural to see Apple smartphones take the headlines quite often. In addition to leaks about rumored specifications or design, today we bring a new piece that may disappoint some iPhone fans. However, in the end, it is not a big surprise considering that 2020 is a difficult year for smartphone makers. According to a recent rumor, Apple will change the release date for the models from the usual September release date. Now, the company has officially confirmed that it will delay the iPhone 12 series for a few weeks.
The announcement was made during Apple’s second-quarter earnings calls for 2020. It represents the company’s third fiscal quarter in 2020. According to Luca Mastri, Apple’s Chief Financial Officer, despite last year’s iPhone sales starting in September, this year will be slightly different. Instead of direct sales, users expect the new iPhone 12 series to be available a few weeks later. Although the company did not specify the reasons for this delay, it may be directly related to COVID-19. Ultimately, the pandemic slowed production in many factories across Asia. The list of companies that have manufacturing process disruptions includes some of Apple’s suppliers of iPhone parts.
Another of the victims of COVID-19
A few hours ago, Qualcomm hinted at a delay in iPhone shipments. According to the company that will supply the modem that Apple will use in the iPhone 12 series, the new phones will not be on the market until October 2020. As we said before, it is not a big surprise to see such a delay. We are talking about a possible delay in this year’s iPhones from the first quarter of 2020, when the COVID-19 restrictions affected the entire smartphone market. The company still had to postpone the iPhone SE 2020 due to this outage. It is no surprise to see the same happen with its flagships.
According to the report, the delay in shipments of iPhone 12 will affect the financial result of the company for the third quarter of 2020. Moreover, the new models will lose it completely. They will hit the market only in early October which is already part of the 2020 quarter.
This year will be quite important for Apple fans, as the new iPhone is ready to move into fifth generation networks. In addition, they will finally play in the 120Hz display section.