US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — Apple is delaying the start of mass production of the new iPhone 2020 line for a month. This was reported with reference to sources by The Wall Street Journal. The company’s decision was made against the backdrop of expectations of lower consumer demand and problems with production in Asia due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
At the same time, sources claim that Apple has not abandoned plans to release four more new iPhone models by the end of the year. Some options will be able to connect to 5G networks, and the range of screen diagonals (and, accordingly, dimensions) will be expanded: 5.4 inches, 6.1 inches and 6.7 inches.
That is, in addition to the iPhone with the same screen size as the iPhone 11, there will be a model that is more compact than the iPhone 11 Pro and larger than the iPhone 11 Pro Max.
Due to the lag behind the usual preparation schedule for the release of new models by about a month, Apple is likely to decide to postpone the presentation of the iPhone 12. Typically, such events take place annually in the first half of September, and after a week or two gadgets go on sale at the most significant for manufacturer markets. In some cases – as it was, for example, with the iPhone X and iPhone XR – the company announced the device at the usual time, but brought it to the market only after a few months.
Delay in the production cycle will inevitably lead to a drop in supplies. According to the publication, currently Apple has reduced its estimate of production in July-December 2020 by 20%. Last week, the new iPhones will be a month late, said Ming-chi Kuo, one of Apple’s leading supply chain experts.
As previously reported, the key features of the 2020 iPhone will be a new design with straight edges in the spirit of the latest iPad Pro models , 5G support, an A14 chip produced by the 5-nanometer process technology and an innovative “three-dimensional vision” camera . The latter has already debuted in the fresh line of premium manufacturer tablets .
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