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iPhone to officially ship "a few weeks later" than usual

Apple CFO Luca Maestri. (Image source: Patently Apple)
Apple CFO Luca Maestri. (Image source: Patently Apple)
Apple announced a pandemic busting Q3 2020 result today, but also getting headlines is that its iPhone 12 launch is officially delayed. During the earnings call, Apple CFO Luca Maestri also confirmed rumors that Apple’s new iPhones will ship later than usual this year because of global disruptions.

Apple has recorded a bumper Q3 2020 quarter that defied the global pandemic and exciting investors the process. In the small details, however, fans of Apple’s iPhone will be disappointed to learn that rumors of iPhone 12 production delays due to the global pandemic have been spot on. When questioned, Apple CFO Luca Maestri admitted that Apple’s iPhone 12 line will be “available a few weeks later” than is usually the case.

As early as February it was rumored that the iPhone 12 line might still meet its usual September launch window, but that production was almost certainly delayed. Then, in late April, the Wall Street Journal revealed that iPhone 12 production would be pushed back “about a month," which now looks to have had a knock on effect on all of Apple's timing. While Apple might still reveal the iPhone 12 range in a virtual event this September as has been suggested, it doesn’t appear that the devices will be in user hands until later in October at the earliest.

The new iPhone 12 range will be the most extensive in the company’s line up, featuring at least four new models. These will range across sizes including 5.4-inches, 6.1-inches and 6.7-inches. There will two non-Pro models and two Pro models with both coming in a new squared-off shape resembling the design language of the iPad Pro line. Key features rumored features include 5G, a new Apple A14 SoC, and possible high display refresh rates helping to differentiate between the Pro and non-Pro lines.


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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2020-07-31 (Update: 2020-07-31)