Technology The 2020 iPhone could be delayed for months — reportedly because Apple's worried no one will buy it

16:01  26 march  2020
16:01  26 march  2020 Source:   businessinsider.com

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Apple executives are reportedly worried that demand for the next-gen device will be unusually low on account of the coronavirus’ ongoing impact on economies across the globe. Even if Apple can get iPhone production up to speed and on store shelves by September of this year, the simple reality is

Apple ' s iPhone 12 launch could see a one to two month delay as the company's supply chain recovers from the coronavirus outbreak. Postponements in building out the 5G networks in the United States because of the pandemic could also affect Apple ' s next-generation iPhone , the note said.

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  • Like every year, Apple is expected to release a new version of its iPhone this fall.
  • But according to multiple reports, Apple could push back launch of the new phone later than usual due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
  • More than just supply and manufacturing issues, Apple is worried that "the current situation would significantly lower consumer appetite to upgrade their phones," according to a new report from the Nikkei Asian Review.
  • As a result, the company could reportedly delay its new iPhone by "months," according to the report.
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Apple has set a decade-long precedent of revealing and launching new iPhone models every year, often in the fall. It's become a standard - an expectation among Apple devotees.

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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 Supply chain constraints aside, Apple is reportedly concerned that the current situation will significantly

The shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL ) dropped late Wednesday as a report by The Nikkei Asian Review suggested a significant delay in the launch of the next iPhone . The surge came as Deutsche Bank analyst Jeriel Ong upgraded the stock from hold to buy , saying that Apple ' s valuation looked

But this year, with the unprecedented impact of the coronavirus pandemic, multiple reports point to a delayed iPhone.

Part of the reason cited by those reports has been supply and manufacturing constraints, as Chinese factories that produce iPhones were temporarily closed. But the latest report, from Nikkei Asian Review, points to another reason: Apple is concerned that "the current situation would significantly lower consumer appetite to upgrade their phones."

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Moreover, Apple is reportedly concerned about a lower than usual interest in the new iPhone specifically because it's expected to be the first featuring 5G technology.

"They need the first 5G iPhone to be a hit," an unnamed source speaking with Nikkei Asian Review said. 

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A report by Nikkei says Apple is having internal discussions and the delay being considered would be for a If everyone is going to have to wait weeks or months for their new iPhone to arrive, why launch in the The iPhone 12 is expected to be Apple ' s first 5G phone, but it could also end up being the If you are looking to buy a new smartphone, though, Apple may still offer you a new handset this year.

Apple Inc. might delay the release of its upcoming 5G iPhone by several months because of the Covid-19 According to Nikkei’ s sources, one consideration in a possible delay is that Apple itself is worried the new device may meet a Apple can do without this faster connectivity for another year.

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As Apple's competition has already released phones with 5G technology, the company reportedly sees itself as playing catch up.

Apple will reportedly decide on the fate of the next iPhone by May. Company representatives did not respond to a request for comment.

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New details found about upcoming iPhone 9 in iOS 14 code .
While Apple's current flagships have been designated as the 11 series, rumors have been circulating about an upcoming device called the iPhone 9, a model slated to become the brand's entry-level device. On Monday, 9To5Mac reported that they've discovered new details about Apple's upcoming entry-level handset, allegedly called the iPhone 9 (or possibly the iPhone SE 2), in the iOS 14 code. Accompanying the 4.7-inch iPhone 9 will be a bigger, 9 Plus iteration possibly with a 5.5-inch display; the pair will effectively replace the current iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Both are expected to be powered by the same processor as the iPhone 11 lineup: the A13 Bionic chip.

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