Over the last few weeks, we have heard quite a bit of contradictory reports surrounding the launch of the 5G iPhone 12. Many reports claim that Apple could delay the launch of the device by up to a couple of months, while other rumors claim the device is on track for a September launch. A new DigiTimes report citing Apple’s Taiwanese suppliers claim that the 5G iPhone launch is on track.
Just earlier this week, Nikkei claimed that Apple could delay the 5G iPhone 12 launch by a month or two.
The PCB suppliers have denied all reports of Apple telling them to delay the volume production of 5G iPhone 12 components by a couple of months in line wit the delay.
Taiwan’s PCB makers in the supply chain of 5G iPhones have denied reports claiming they have been asked to postpone volume production by two months in line with a likely launch delay for Apple’s new-generation devices amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has led to rumors that Apple could possibly delay the launch of the 5G iPhones later this year. The pandemic has led to almost all major cities and countries across the world to shut down. Usually during this time of the year, Apple engineers travel to China to work with Foxconn engineers and other suppliers to prototype and finalise the design of a new iPhone. However, due to the coronavirus outbreak, there has been been a ban on international travel in China, United States, EU, and other major countries. This has thrown Apple’s development schedule of the iPhone 12 into a fix.
Apple has already announced that it won’t be holding a physical WWDC event in June this year. Instead, the developer conference will be held online.
The iPhone 12 launch time frame will depend on how quickly major countries across the world are able to stop the COVID-19 pandemic. China might have been able to stop the spread of the virus, but its rate of growth has only accelerated in other countries in recent days.[Via DigiTimes]