Apple iPhone 12 release date could be delayed due to the Coronavirus pandemic which has engulfed the whole world. The production line of Apple is facing massive delays, cancellations and postpones due to the dangers caused by the Covid-19 outbreak.
Though supply chain is improving, the iPhone 12 will still likely be delayed.
Prototyping for iPhone 12 isn’t even done yet. It requires execs from Apple travel to China, and due to travel bans, they haven’t been able to finalize.
Expect iPhone 12 in Oct/Nov
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) March 24, 2020
It raises a question of whether the launch of the iPhone 12 will also be delayed due to the issues in the supply chain and assembly process. However, the suppliers and distributors are confident that Apple iPhone 12 release won’t be shifted and the premium smartphone will come out this year only.
PCB Suppliers on Apple iPhone 12 Production and Delay
Apple has yet not ordered any of its suppliers to postpone the required products hinting that the Cupertino giant is trying its best not to delay the iPhone 12 release date. The PCB suppliers from Taiwan such as Tripod Technology have confirmed that they are making printed circuit boards required for iPhone 12 which will release in 2020.
According to a new report from Nikkei, Apple is considering delaying the iPhone 12 models by several months. Apple fears iPhone sales could be low considering the current situation going on. We could see Apple delay the iPhone 12 models until 2021. pic.twitter.com/4OrtWh4ZOB
— Apple Hub (@theapplehub) March 25, 2020
There are several problems in other countries due to the Coronavirus pandemic and it could lead to delay in Apple iPhone 12 production if the required parts are not produced on time. There are also rumors that the 5G models of iPhone 12 are delayed till 2021 and even the regular iPhone 12 could be postponed. Apple is closely monitoring the spread of the Covid-19 outbreak and announced the delay in iPhone around May if the situation is not under control.
Apple trying to Stop Covid-19 Outbreak
Apple is facing huge problems due to the Covid-19 pandemic and it could cost them billions of dollars if they have to delay the launch of iPhone 12. It is why Apple is doing its best to contain the coronavirus outbreak and has even released a new Covid-19 application for iPhone users.
The new app will detect early signs of Covid-19 and will be connected to official health sources such as CDC and FEMA. Also, Apple is not slowing down the production process and taking every possible measure against the Coronavirus pandemic.