Some recent rumors claim that the launch of the next-generation iPhone will be delayed until October or November this year due to supply constraints. And now, as already mentioned The Verge, Qualcomm has probably confirmed that at least some iPhone 12 models will not be available as usual in September.
Qualcomm today shared its Q3 earnings report as well as some expectations for next quarter. In this report, the company stated that it expects the 5G flagship to be affected by Q4 shipments.
It is important to note that Qualcomm’s fourth quarter covers sales in July, August and September. If that’s not enough to confirm rumors of a delay in launching the iPhone 12, Qualcomm CFO Akash Palkhiwala said some of his 5G chips, which were ready to ship in September, had been printed by the end of this year.
Qualcomm did not mention the name of another company, but it is difficult to imagine an iPhone other than the iPhone, which is usually launched in September.
Apple is expected to announce four new iPhone models this year with support for the 5G network, which will be made possible by Qualcomm modems after last year’s $ 4.5 billion bill. These iPhones will include support for both 5G versions: sub-6 GHz 5G and mmWave 5G. However, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, recent reports indicate that the iPhone 12 will be launched in late October or early November.
Jon Prosser, who correctly predicted the launch date of some Apple products this year, said on Twitter that the iPhone 12 and the new iPad will be announced in October.
– Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) July 29, 2020
If true, this is not an unprecedented move by Apple. The company announced that the iPhone X will be in September 2017, but did not get into stores until November. Something similar happened to the iPhone XR in 2018, which was announced in September and launched in October.
For more information on everything we know so far about the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, see our special guide.
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