Saturday, 30 May, 2020

Apple's 2020 iPhone Launch Could Be Delayed

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Cecil Davis | 24 May, 2020, 04:11

Famous analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, known for his successful predictions about Apple products, said the production of the iPhone 12 was delayed due to the new type of coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, while the 2020 iPhone SE Plus model with a 5.5-inch screen was most likely not introduced at the scheduled date.

The delay could be caused by the delays in the production of Apple's new 5G iPhones. As for the iPhone SE being compared to the iPhone 11 range, you need to understand that both phones are aimed at very different sets of people, and whilst they do share the A13 chip, they vary in lots of different key areas - price being the biggest and most important factor.

We've been hearing rumblings of an iPhone SE Plus since before the launch of the iPhone SE (2020), and while it didn't land alongside that phone, rumors of its existence didn't die either. He had originally predicted this model would launch during the first half of 2021 but now believes Apple's timeline has changed. According to this schematic image, we get an idea of how the new iPhone will keep Face ID in its second-generation chassis.

It has always been predicted that the launch of Apple's next iPhones could be delayed due to the coronavirus. Kuo predicts a staggered mass production schedule for the devices this fall. These handsets will come with 5G, but miss out on the fastest mmWave version of the technology, and are expected to go into mass production in September.

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One particular challenge appears to be the brand-new 6.7-inch iPhone coming later this year, the analyst says, as Apple has encountered some issues with what is being described as the device's "most complicated" design. Apple has done this in the past, with the releases of the iPhone X and iPhone XR.

Now imagine a future in which Apple releases a new iPhone and an upgrade package.

Because Apple's relevant test lab is now closed due to coronavirus lockdown measures, releasing the phone in September as normal will be tricky. If the pandemic can't be controlled well until July, then we think that the shipment allocation of mmWave iPhones will decrease to 5-10% from 15-20%.

The latest leak from Prosser is a schematic of the upcoming iPhone 12.