Apple has confirmed that there will be a delay in the release of its latest iPhones this year. The iPhone giant was billed to release new phones in September 2020 but now it confirms that is rescheduling.
“Last year we started selling new iPhones in late September, this year we expect supply to be available a few weeks later,” Apple CFO Luca Maestri said in an earnings call with investors.
Although Apple didn’t give a reason for the delays, however, there have been rumours. The speculations revolve around reports that there were delays in the production of the phone.
The Wall Street Journal had reported earlier in the year that Apple had delayed mass production of iPhones by up to a month.
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Qualcomm also hinted a “partial impact from the delay of a global 5G flagship phone launch”. The chipmaker gave the hint during an earnings call for its 2020 fourth-quarter projections.
Delays in shipping new iPhones have occurred before even as recently as 2018. There were delays in shipping the iPhone X in 2017 despite its announcement alongside the iPhone 8 in September. It didn’t ship until November 2017 because of production issues.
The iPhone XR was also shipped in October 2018 even after being announced in September 2018. At the time, the suggestions were that issues with LCD display production were responsible.
Apple may still go ahead to unveil the iPhones at a September event, but a delay means the phones won’t be available till later.
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