Production delayed by up to 2 months

Yolanda Curtis
July 5, 2020

Again in April, business insiders realized that mass manufacturing of Apple's new iPhone 12 could be delayed by one month on account of disruptions within the provide chain for important elements.

Apple might be forced to delay the release date of the iPhone 12 by anywhere from four weeks to two months due to supply chain issues caused by the coronavirus.

Meanwhile, Apple is also likely to delay the launch of new iPhone 12 series by at least two months which may take place in November instead of the usual mid-September time-frame.

The report from the Asian environment suggests that production will begin but not at the full capacity of Asian manufacturers, suggesting that Apple wants to supply the warehouses in advance of a limited number of units.

While other companies have been following fairly strict work-from-home guidelines, Apple's hardware development team reportedly returned to the office last month.

Coronavirus would delay iPhone 12 and video call apps ... As a result, some deadlines have been able to be moved up. This is because there are still many test still going on and, surprisingly, final designs "have not yet been locked down". New orders for older models of the iPhone also have been made, to maintain the revenue momentum, in case the 2020 iPhones go further delayed.

The base model that is the iPhone 12 will feature a 5.4-inch display that has a screen resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels and has a pixel density of 475 PPI, while the iPhone 12 Max will have a slightly bigger display - we're talking a 6.1-inch panel with 2532 x 1170 pixels resolution and 460 PPI density.

That Apple is facing product delays with the iPhone 12 comes as no surprise given that its main supplier, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co.

Nikkei says that only the top-end iPhone 12 will have mmWave 5G technology, which we presume means both iPhone 12 Pro devices.

The only thing for sure right now is that the iPhone 12's release date is very much a moving target.

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