Apple confirms that the iPhone 12 will not arrive on time this year. Till now apple launched all phones in early September and then made the phones available for sale by the end of September. The bad news for iPhone lovers is that compared to last year’s iPhone 11 series this years’ iPhone 12 series will be available after a few weeks later.
During Apple’s quarterly earnings call which came at the same time, the company reported news of Q3 2020. The CFO of the company Luca Maestri confirmed that the new series of iPhones 2020 will not arrive on time. Therefore, it is expected that it will release in October.
During the earnings call, the company also confirmed that iPad and Mac sled had double-digit growth despite supply restrictions caused by the COVID-19.
Is it worth to wait?
Yes, the new iPhone 12 may be worth to wait. It is expected that Apple will introduce it’s first 5G phone, offering faster download speeds in different parts of the world. Almost all other Android competitors have 5G phones for sale like Samsung Galaxy S20, OnePlus 8 Pro and also Galaxy Note 20 is coming.
The iPhone 12 is may offer more variety. Almost four iPhone 12 models are expected to launch with all new designs. All phones will come with OLED display, and also with 3d-capable triple-lens cameras.
Why Apple iPhone 12 Delayed?
Before this when Apple delays an iPhone, or it has limited availability, it is usually a supply chain issue. Previously iPhone X was launched in October 2017 and also it was hard to find the Jet Black iPhone 7.
But this time reason for the iPhone 12 delay may be external pressures. The CEO of Apple Tim Cook explained during the earnings call that many iPhone SE 2020 consumers had been waiting to upgrade from older devices. He also said that customers may not be ready to upgrade their flagship mobile devices because they are stuck indoors and also in the midst of economic uncertainty. It is also unclear how a cheaper iPhone which released in the middle of the year could impact the late-year flagship iPhone sales
Moreover, many of Apple’s stores were closed around the world. The stores were re-closed in the several locations of the US after temporarily re-opening in July. Cook also said during the earnings call “Store closures affecting the wearables and the iPhone”.