Apple’s upcoming iPhone 12 series will arrive “a few weeks later,” meaning that a September launch event isn’t happening.
The tech giant based in Cupertino has seemingly confirmed one of the most obvious things since the Covid-19 pandemic swept worldwide – no iPhone 12 in September. While announcing its fiscal second-quarter incomes on July 30 – it saw record increase as total revenue hit 11 % year-over-year to $59.7 billion – Apple offered analysts an estimate for its current quarter, which ends in September. Here is what you need to know.
iPhone 12 Release Date Delayed: What to Expect
Luca Maestri, the chief financial officer, noted that Apple’s September last year quarter comprised iPhone 11 sales. This year, however, the supply of the upcoming device will be a few weeks later. Such a thing means a most likely October launch event for the iPhone 12 series at the earliest.
There’s actually a change from how Apple’s launched new iPhones in the last years. The company usually hosts a release event in early September, with iPhone sales beginning within two weeks. The iPhone 12 would become the first new flagship iPhone to arrive in October since the iPhone 4s.
Some reports indicated an iPhone 12 delay after the Covid-19 outbreak disrupted the world’s economy and Apple’s production schedule. Also, the company’s suppliers, including Qualcomm and Broadcom, have talked about a huge customer who is troubled by a product delay. The guesswork to figure out who the customer is didn’t take too much.
We’re expecting four iPhone 12 variants in 2020, with each version featuring 5G connectivity support – the first time for Apple. The company is likely to launch a 5.4-inch iPhone 12 and a 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Max, and two iPhone 12 Pro variants.
Apple’s September quarter is typically the slowest for iPhone sales, as people hold off in anticipation of the upcoming iPhone release. Apple executives informed analysts it’s anticipating demand to be unchanged from the June quarter, with the iPhone SE performing the best for the company.