Horror Scenario for Apple as iPhone 12 Could Be Delayed Until 2021
Apple is projected to take the wraps off new iPhones in the fall, as it does every year, but due to the coronavirus outbreak hitting all countries across the world, the company is expected to agree with a more or less substantial delay.
In other words, the iPhone 12 might arrive later than usual, and now people familiar with the matter claim that in the worst case scenario, the new model could even launch in 2021.
A report from Japanese blog Nikkei reveals that Apple is worried that the risk of infection could actually affect sales of the new iPhone, which for the company would be a tragedy given it’s expect to be the first iPhone in history with 5G support.
“Supply chain constraint aside, Apple is concerned that the current situation would significantly lower consumer appetite to upgrade their phones, which could lead to a tame reception of the first 5G iPhone. They need the first 5G iPhone to be a hit,” sources with knowledge of the matter said.