Apple has delayed the release of the next generation iPhone – iPhone 12 for several weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Usually, the presentation of the new iPhones took place in the first weeks of September, but this year the company only presented new Apple Watch and iPad models at the annual event.
The iPhone 12 series starts at $ 749 without a charger or headphones
The launch of the iPhone 12 line is now expected in October and today there is new information about the price of the device. And it contradicts previous rumors. Earlier it was reported that the iPhone 12 will have the same starting price as the current generation iPhone, which is $ 699 for the base model.
Sources now claim that it was impossible to keep the price of the iPhone 12 at last year’s level. This is due to the rising cost of components and support for fifth generation networks. So, this year, the starting price of the iPhone 12 could be $ 749.
We must add that many informants confirm the lack of headphones and charger in the iPhone12 package. Apple will sell the 20W charger separately.
In the meantime, we have to wait for Apple to announce the official launch date of the iPhone12.
Apple has already started mass production of the iPhone 12
There are a few days left before the presentation of Apple and the company is preparing for it. According to new information, Apple is already ready for mass production of the iPhone 12 series and the company also plans to release the iPhone 12 for sale in late September or early October.
Apple expects to have up to 80 million iPhone 5Gs from all its plants by the end of the year, according to new data. The rest should be produced in early 2021. According to rumors, of the projected 80 million, 40% will be the iPhone12 Max.
According to the head of the supply chain, Apple has managed to reduce delays from several months to several weeks. The final assembly of some iPhone12 models will take place in early October.
Sources of supply as well report that Apple has already begun mass production of AirTags, long-awaited Bluetooth trackers that will help you avoid losing important items.
In addition, Apple has increased production of future iPads. Up to 27 million units are expected to be shipped between September and December. Interestingly, according to some rumors, Apple is not planning a new version of the iPhone SE in 2021.