In recent weeks, several reports from several sources have suggested that Apple still intends to launch its iPhone 12 in 2020. Even if the launch will be delayed compared to the habits of previous years. Today, a new report from The Wall Street Journal corroborates these previous rumors by saying that the production of the new iPhone could be postponed by a month .
IPhone 12 may not be released until October or November
This therefore means that, instead of a global release in late September, the Cupertino company could be forced to launch its new iPhone in October. A possibility that goes in the same direction as another previous report. This one mentioned a launch in November only. A situation that we obviously owe to the Covid-19 pandemic which affected all sectors of activity in all countries, or almost, forcing Apple to adapt.
The fault, of course, to the Covid-19 pandemic
For example, factories in China were forced to cease production at the very beginning of the epidemic. Then there were travel and transportation restrictions to limit the spread of the virus as much as possible. Apple engineers were, therefore, unable to go to production sites to carry out their tests, especially on 5G. Which necessarily led to delays. That being said, it would not be the first time that Apple has postponed the release of an iPhone. We remember the iPhone X which was only marketed in November 2017. The iPhone XR was also slightly postponed, seeing the light of day in October 2018. Today’s report is to be taken with tweezers, of course, but if you intend to buy an iPhone 12, you will certainly have to wait for more than usual