The first 5G iPhone is slated for release in September but could be delayed by months, according to the Nikkei Asian Review.
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's iPhone 12 family was widely expected to launch this September, following the company's usual release strategy. 2020 was to be an important year for Apple's mobile devices, as these models are said to be its first to employ 5G connectivity.
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The 5G iPhone model is still set to launch by the end of the year, according to Foxconn.
Apple's 5G iPhone is still on track to launch within the company's typical annual fall release schedule, according to a new Bloomberg report on filed on Monday.
The tech giant typically launches new iPhones in the fall. But the coronavirus may force it to change plans.
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.
Rebutting claims that Apple's 2020 iPhone launch plans are in peril due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Loup Ventures' Gene Munster on Wednesday reminded investors that an iPhone is built over the course of three or four years, not one.
As the world struggles to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, Apple suppliers are reportedly expecting a significant decrease in immediate orders due to weakened demand.