Apple usually unveils a new line of smartphones in September each year. This year, however, things should be different. Ultimately, COVID-19 significantly disrupted the company’s production and supply chain. The company recently confirmed that the new iPhone 12 series would be missing in the third quarter of this year. Instead of launching the new phones in September, the company will introduce the new phones in October. Now, a new report states that these headphones will be released in two stages.
According Digital hours, the availability of new smartphones will be divided into two phases. The first stage will deliver the two 6.1-inch iPhones, while the second stage will feature family members of 6.7-inch and 5.4-inch. While the report suggests this “two-wave” strategy, it fails to determine exactly when it will happen. According to people familiar with supply chain issues, PCB production will peak 2-4 weeks later than usual. So, in the end, it looks like they will see all four new iPhones by the end of October. This is almost a festive version of the iPhone, really out of the ordinary.
“Apple can launch its 5G iPhone in two stages, with two 6.1-inch models in the first and two other 6.7-inch and 5.4-inch devices in the second,” the sources said, adding that SLP board vendors (such as the PCB substrate) for the previous models have recently started shipping, while for the latter they will start at the end of August.
Shipments of flexible panels for new iPhones will peak about 2-4 weeks later than usual this year, sources said. “
According to rumors, the 6.7-inch iPhone and the 6.1-inch model will be state-of-the-art devices with triple lens cameras. The 5.4-inch model and the other 6.1-inch model will be considered lower-end iPhones with dual-lens cameras and more affordable prices. Interestingly enough, all iPhone 2020s will have seamless support for 5G networks. The modem will be provided by Qualcomm and the chipmaker was the first to face a possible delay for this year’s iPhones.
According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the new iPhone 12 models will not be accompanied by built-in EarPods in the box to increase demand for modern AirPods. In addition, this measure will reduce costs (Apple only).
This year is very important for Apple due to its arrival in the 5G category. We are curious to see how the company will perform. It is worth noting that last year’s iPhone 11 series along with the iPhone SE 2020 helped the company maintain positive results in the second quarter in China. We expect the new iPhone 12 family to be another success from the Cupertino-based company.