According to the latest report from the Wall Street Journal, Apple will postpone mass production of iPhone 12 by about a month compared to normal. That said, Apple will still launch the new iPhone generation in September as usual, but the iPhone 12 will be in shortage this year.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the delay comes from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic as it disrupted supply and Apple’s plans to mass produce the iPhone 12.
Usually these new phones will be launched in September each year and start selling before the end of the month. In order for things to be uninterrupted, Apple will have to start preparing early in the summer and by August is the time for iPhone storage to be able to deliver goods to customers in time.
The good news is that despite having to delay mass production for about a month, this doesn’t directly affect Apple’s launch of the iPhone 12.
Accordingly, Apple will still produce new iPhones between July and September, but a delay in mass production could mean new devices will be in shortage this year.
A report from the Wall Street Journal also adds that Apple is cutting 20% of new iPhone production in the second half of this year. However, it is not clear whether iPhone production cuts in 2020 will be pushed back to 2021.
This is not the first time Apple’s iPhone production has been delayed. In 2017, the iPhone X also failed to hit shelves in November due to production problems. Similarly, when the iPhone XR was introduced in September 2018, it was not until October that it could hit the shelves due to problems with LCD production.
Earlier rumors said Apple will introduce four new iPhone models this year, all using OLED screens with a 5.4-inch iPhone 12 version, a 6.1-inch iPhone 12 version, an iPhone 12 Pro 6.1 version. inch and a 6.7 inch iPhone 12 Pro Max version.