The COVID-19 pandemic has been affecting businesses, even companies as large as Apple.
Wall Street Journal reported that Apple has delayed the iPhone 12 mass production by one month. Which means that its official release might be pushed back.
Popular Apple insider Ming-Chi Kuo has already reported that the upcoming flagship iPhone will be indeed delayed, despite previous claims that Apple’s production line will be business as usual.
WSJ said that the company has chopped the production estimates by 20% from July. Apple might be taking a sweet time creating their upcoming smartphone, considering that it’s rumored to be the biggest update to the product line in years.
Previous leaks suggest that the top-of-the-line iPhone 12 Pro Max will sport an iPad Pro-like design — the vanilla iPhone 12 and 12 Pro are also expected to have the same look.
This means that the upcoming iPhone series will have flat edges, much like the iPhone 5S. The notch on the front will be kept, albeit smaller.
Meanwhile, the cameras on the back will be inside the same squarish camera bump, with the addition of the LiDAR sensor that the iPad Pro 2020 has.
Under the hood, the iPhone 12 series will be powered by an A14 Bionic processor. It’s rumored to be the first ARM-based mobile processor to break the 3GHz mark. It should deliver faster performance than the already impressive A13 Bionic chip found on the iPhone 11 series and the “affordable” iPhone SE 2020.
Its availability in the market might be delayed, but we still expect Apple to make the grandiose introduce of the iPhone 12 series right on schedule, which is around September 2020, just like in the last few years.