◾ Apple’s most recent earnings call for its most recent fiscal quarter provided confirmation of the delays.
◾ Because of the disruption caused by COVID-19, the new line won’t be able to launch at its typical time.
◾ Similar rumors have been circulating online this week, which led to the announcement of the delay.
◾ Despite the effects of the epidemic, Apple has reported that its sales are higher than they were the previous year.
Apple has stated that the release date of the iPhone 12 would be pushed back until at least the month of October due to the disruption that was created by the coronavirus lockdowns in the worldwide supply chain.
Because of this news, the new product line will not be available during the typical launch window in September for the technology company.
The rumor that new iPhones and iPads would be introduced in October was initially spread by tech leaker John Prosser earlier this week. The confirmation of the delay came after the rumor was debunked.
The postponement of the introduction of the iPhone 12 was disclosed by Apple during its most recent earnings conference, which also included the presentation of the company’s good news for the third quarter of this year.
iPhone sales are apparently up by 2 percent from last year, with Apple attributing the increase to the iPhone SE 2020 model. This is in spite of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, which has caused supply chains to be significantly affected.
In spite of the effects of COVID-19, the company has stated that sales of both the iPad and the Mac have seen an increase of more than ten percent.
According to Axios’s reporting, Apple CEO Tim Cook stated on the conference call that the company anticipates having a successful “back-to-school season.”
As a result of the ongoing public health emergency around the world, Apple has decided that it will not set earnings targets for the fourth quarter of 2020.
At the delayed launch event that will take place in October, Mr. Prosser claims that Apple may also introduce new iPad models alongside the upgraded iPhone. These new iPad models may include the basic model, the Air model, and the Mini model.
There have been rumors in the past that Apple will release four different models of the iPhone this year. These models are rumored to be named the 12, 12 Max, 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max. Their screens are expected to measure 5.4, 6.1, 6.1, and 6.7 inches, respectively.
The initial sales price of the iPhone 11 was £554 ($699), as reported by the Metro. According to the analyst Jeff Pu of Yuanta Investment Consulting, the prices for the iPhone 12 will likely start at £593 ($749) This is somewhat more than the initial sales price of the iPhone 11.
The highly anticipated Apple iPhone 12 will be compatible with 5G wireless technology and has generated a lot of excitement.
These 5G-equipped handsets will deliver higher download speeds in regions where the requisite infrastructure has already been developed.
This new advancement will allow Apple to catch up to its competitors that use Android and whose most recent products all contain devices that are capable of 5G connectivity.
These include the OnePlus 8 Pro, the Samsung Galaxy S20, and the Galaxy Note 20 which is scheduled to be released very shortly.
In addition, rumors have been spreading online that Apple may discontinue the practice of including matching headphones and a charging adaptor with the sale of handsets beginning with the iPhone 12.