Coronavirus Likely To Delay The Production Of Apple iPhone 12
The outbreak of Coronavirus has crippled major businesses around the world and Apple is one of the companies that belong to this category. Ever since Coronavirus has spread tremendously, Apple has scaled down the manufacturing processes carried out in China. But amidst all the problems, Apple has vouched not to be push back the launch date of the iPhone 12 series, according to the new report.
Various sources of DigiTimes have informed iPhone 12’s production will not begin this June, however, even in that case, Apple’s launch of the iPhone 12 line up in September must not get affected. But the important aspect that must be taken into consideration at this point in time is that Apple has stopped sending engineers to China to assist with the Engineering Validation Test of iPhone 12 development. It is also being said that there is a high demand for the new A14 chip as orders going up to 50-percent higher compared to the A13 chips. This is notably due to the fact Apple is going aggressive when it comes to rolling out 5G on its phones.
If the rumours are to be believed, Apple iPhone 12 will unveil four models in 2020. According to various sources, all the four models are tipped to feature 5G connectivity and will be available in four sizes, a 5.4-inch OLED iPhone, a 6.1-inch OLED iPhone with dual-rear cameras, a 6.1-inch OLED iPhone with triple rear-cameras and the new 3D time-of-flight sensor, and a 6.7-inch OLED iPhone. Additionally, the suppliers based in Taiwan are all set up for the production of a lower-cost iPhone which is being rumoured to be known as iPhone 9 or iPhone SE 2.
However, before the launch of iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, Apple is gearing up to release the budget iPhone 9. The smartphone is scheduled for March and will now be manufactured outside of China to ascertain a high level of supply at launch. Apple planned to start its mass production in China in the coming week but due to the coronavirus outbreak, the company has halted manufacturing at several facilities, which has reportedly pushed Apple to switch strategy.
The company now has decided to start its production in Taiwan, where the coronavirus has not made a significant impact. The debut of iPhone 9’s is likely to coincide with the discontinuation of both the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Rumours further suggest that iPhone 9 Plus based on iPhone XR will debut in the first quarter of 2021.