The scheduled launch date of September is likely to be missed due to 'practical hurdles' relating to the supply chain, Japanese news site Nikkei reports.
Apple is said to be considering a delay to its planned launch schedule for the next-generation range of iPhones. The 5G iPhone, widely referred to as the ‘iPhone 12’ series, was apparently meant to ship in September according to a report from Nikkei.
Apple will likely add 5G support to its 2020 flagship iPhones, according to early reports and rumors.
It would be the same size as the iPhone 8 but would likely have faster internals.
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Printed circuit board manufacturers say that Apple has not told them to postpone production, as previously reported, and therefore the 5G iPhone is not expected to be delayed.
It was only a week ago that industry insiders were still confident about Apple's ability to deliver the next iPhone in the September timeframe. The thinking was that since factories and component suppliers are expected to reach full production capacity in May, the company could work around the smaller time
Apple Tumbles After Report Says 5G iPhone Could Be Delayed To 2021
Apple is preparing to delay the launch of the 2020 iPhones expected to be equipped with 5G technology, according to sources with knowledge of Apple's plans that spoke to Japanese news site Nikkei.
The 5G iPhone model is still set to launch by the end of the year, according to Foxconn.