Apple iPhone 12 allegedly delayed to October

More rumours now point towards the iPhone 12 launch being delayed to October, with a new iPad and Watch coming out in September instead.

By Digit NewsDesk | Published 13 Aug 2020 21:00 IST
HIGHLIGHTS
  • The iPhone 12 launch may now be delayed to October.

  • Apple is expected to launch new iPad and Apple Watch in September.

  • Apple’s iPhone 12 has faced several production issues due to COVID-19

Apple iPhone 12 allegedly delayed to October
Apple iPhone 12 allegedly delayed to October

The last few years have seen apple launch the iPhone in September, like clockwork. However, nothing about 2020 is normal and that’s going to be the case even with the iPhone launch. Apple had already confirmed a few weeks ago that the iPhone 12 will launch outside its normal window, but now, we have prominent Apple leakster Jon Prosser shedding some light on the matter. According to Prosser, the iPhone 12 would most likely now launch in October.

Apple iPhone 12 allegedly delayed to October

However, Prosser has also shared that Apple will still host a September event. While the iPhone won't be launched in September, Prosser claims that Apple will most likely announce Apple Watch Series 6 and a new iPad at the event. The iPhone 12 series, it seems, will see a staggered release, something that’s been rumoured for a while. The reason behind this continues to be the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic. Reports of potential delays started circling months ago, when Ming-Chi Kuo released an investor note stating that the Pro models of the iPhone 12 might be delayed due to the 5G radio testing having abruptly stopped. Since Apple was allegedly not able to test and validate the 5G radios in the set time frame, that would have caused a delay in the production. Other recent reports also claimed that Genius Electronic Optical was facing quality issues with the camera lenses for the upcoming iPhone, however, Kuo stated that this was not going to cause any delays in shipment.

This year, Apple is expected to launch four variants in the iPhone 12 series, two being the Pro models and 2 being the non-Pro models. The phones are expected to be powered by Apple’s A14 Bionic chip, with two of the phones also allegedly sporting ProMotion 120Hz displays. The iPhone 12 series is expected to have two of the iPhones with a display size of 6.1 inches, while the largest of the lot will be 6.7-inches and the smallest sporting a 5.4-inch display. Rumours suggest there will be a lot more features in the upcoming series, especially photography-entered.

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