WSJ: Start of mass production of new iPhone 12 postponed for a month
28.04.2020 0 Comments
According to a recent WSJ publication, Apple will begin mass production of the new iPhone 12 smartphones about a month later than originally planned. Apple was forced to push the start of production of new smartphones due to the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic on supply chains and production.
Apple traditionally holds the presentation of the new iPhone in early September and begins retail sales by the end of the month. There is no secret that the mass production of new models is carried out in the summer months, due to which, after the presentation, Apple promptly begins to ship finished products to the market.
According to WSJ, mass production of the iPhone 12 will be conducted (as always, at the factories of the contract manufacturer Foxconn) from July to September. At the same time, a later start of production of the iPhone 12 does not necessarily mean a later start of actual sales. Although just last week, the notorious analyst Min Chi Kuo mentioned in his recent forecast that the iPhone 12 would be delayed for at least a month.
But even if the iPhone 12 goes on sale on time, there is a very high probability of a shortage at the start of sales. By the way, Apple had similar problems earlier – the iPhone X was introduced with the iPhone 8 in September 2017, but went on sale only in November due to production difficulties. The exact same fate befell the iPhone Xr, which debuted in September 2018, but was delayed with the release until November due to problems with the production of LCD screens.
According to rumors, this year the iPhone 12 lineup will include 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; older iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max (analogs of 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max) can boast a triple camera with lidar and larger displays – 6.1 and 6.7 inches.
Source: The Wall Street Journal