COVID-19 continues to spread across the world new problems surface as the pandemic grows. Several delays have already been announced as many companies cannot manufacture new goods and products due to the way in which the layout of the assembly lines was made. iPhone 12 release date might also be affected.
Many tech events have been canceled, and some companies have decided to share news via online platforms. It is likely that Apple’s annual WWDC will follow suit, but it appears that the company is also plagued by other problems.
According to several news outlets, the production stage for the next iPhone range is behind schedule by one month, and the chances of a quick recovery are quite slim. This means that the classic September release window will be missed.
iPhone 12 release date might be delayed
Rumors that have surfaced in recent months suggest that four new iPhone models will be released in the following months. One of the models will pack a 5.4-inch panel, two will offer a 6.1-inch display, and the last and more expensive one will come with a 6.5-inch screen.
It is anticipated that Apple will introduce a major design overhaul and 5G support as the prime features of the new generation of iPhones. The design of the devices will incorporate the flat-edge chassis that is reminiscent of the iconic look that vanished when the successor of the iPhone 5 reached the market. Current data infers that that whole range will come with 5G capabilities, but that remains to be seen in the long run.
A key part of the issue is represented by the fact that Apple engineers cannot fly to China, which means that all the verification procedures have to take place via video conferences. This complicates the processes and consumes a lot of valuable time. Apple may opt to reveal the iPhone 12 series in September and release them on the market later, but only time will tell.