Apple’s iPhone 12 might be ‘months’ late

Apple's iPhone 12 might be 'months' late

Apple is preparing for the possibility of launching its next iPhone, likely dubbed the iPhone 12, much later than anticipated. 

According to a report by Nikkei, citing sources familiar with the matter, the company has internally discussed delaying the launch by “months.” 

The ongoing coronavirus outbreak has strained Apple’s supply chain, but Apple is considering the delay for other reasons, too. One of Nikkei’s sources said that Apple’s not keen to risk a potential “tame reception” of what would be the company’s first 5G iPhone. 

Many Apple employees currently work from home due to shelter-in-place orders, which also may affect Apple’s plans. Nikkei’s sources say Apple might reconsider the iPhone 12 launch timing once those orders are lifted, with the final decision coming around May.  Read more…

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