Broadcom CEO hints iPhone 12 lingers
06.06.2020 0 Comments
Recently, we have repeatedly heard rumors that the next generation iPhone (it is believed that it will be called iPhone 12) will be delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The recent statement by the top manager of Broadcom, which is a major supplier of Apple (the iPhone also uses its wireless adapters), leaves no room for doubt.
Apple traditionally holds the presentation of the new iPhone in early September and begins retail sales by the end of the month. And there is no secret that the mass production of new models is carried out in the summer months, thanks to which, after the presentation, Apple promptly starts shipping finished products to the market. Back in April, WSJ reported that Apple would begin mass production of the new iPhone 12 smartphones about a month later than originally planned.
In a June 4 investor report, Broadcom CEO Hawk Tan mentioned a “delayed release of a key product” from a “major North American handset manufacturer,” warning investors that revenue in the third fiscal quarter would be significantly lower than originally forecast. At the same time, the top manager assured that in the fourth quarter, revenue will increase significantly.
And although the head of Broadcom does not directly name Apple in his address, as Bloomberg notes, this is the traditional wording of Hawk Tan to refer to the Cupertino giant.
As has been repeatedly reported, due to the pandemic and the suspension of factories in China, the production schedule has shifted by several months – and the production partner, apparently, did not manage to catch up with the pace to complete all preparations and debug the assembly line.
Most rumors about the iPhone 12 indicate the start of sales in October. That is, the new iPhone will be released a month later than usual. At the same time, the presentation is due in September.
It remains to be remembered that this will not be the first later start – the iPhone X was introduced with the iPhone 8 in September 2017, but went on sale only in November due to production difficulties. Then his fate was repeated by the iPhone Xr, which debuted in September 2018, but was delayed until November due to problems with the production of LCD screens.
If you believe the rumors, this year the iPhone 12 line will be represented by four models: the base iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Plus – to replace the iPhone Xr and iPhone 11 – will receive dual main cameras and screens with a diagonal of 5.4 and 6.1 inches, respectively; the older iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max (analogues of 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max) can boast a triple camera with lidar and larger displays – 6.1 and 6.7 inches.