iPhone 12 will launch late, Apple confirmed at the moment. CFO Luca Maestri confirmed the delay throughout an earnings name with buyers that supplied particulars across the firm’s June quarter outcomes. The newest improvement comes as a follow-up after Qualcomm recommended a slight delay within the launch of the next-generation iPhone lineup that might embody the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Professional, and the iPhone 12 Professional Max as the brand new fashions. The 2020 iPhone household is speculated to incorporate 5G help and numerous new hardware-level modifications over the iPhone 11 sequence.
With out offering any particular particulars across the delay, Maestri said, “Final 12 months we began promoting new iPhones in late September. This 12 months, we venture provide to be accessible a couple of weeks later.”
He additionally confirmed that he was referring to the brand new iPhone sequence whereas answering a query requested by an analyst throughout the name.
Apple has a document of unveiling its new iPhone fashions in September and making them accessible for buy a couple of days later within the month. That typical schedule was followed in case of the iPhone 11 sequence as effectively. Nonetheless, there are some exceptions within the mannequin as we have seen some delay within the availability of the iPhone X and iPhone XR prior to now.
Whereas Maestri’s feedback actually spotlight the delay within the launch of the next-generation iPhone fashions, Apple might host an occasion to unveil its lineup someday in September and announce its availability for October. This could be just like the case of the iPhone X and iPhone XR that each have been unveiled in September however went on sale at a later stage resulting from reported manufacturing points.
Earlier this week, Qualcomm suggested the delay within the launch of the brand new iPhone fashions in its earnings report. Qualcomm CFO Akash Palkhiwala additionally indicated the event by saying, “a slight delay that pushes a few of the models out from the September quarter to the December quarter for us.”
Tipster Jon Prosser claimed that Apple would unveil the iPhone 12 sequence alongside its new iPad fashions in October. This appears to be one thing that has now been recommended by Maestri within the earnings name.