After announcing a record fiscal third quarter that undermined Wall Street expectations, Apple reported some bad news. Speaking at the conference following the earnings report, Luca Maestro, the company’s chief financial officer, said: “As you know, last year we started selling phones in late September. This year we expect the offer to be available in a few weeks.”
Apple’s iPhone 12 line will launch in October or November
This comment means we could see 5G 2020 IPhone 12 models launched in October or even late November. This is not at all typical of Apple, which usually makes everyone guess when it will start shipping its latest iPhone models until they are introduced. But yesterday, announcing third-quarter earnings, chip designer Qualcomm said 5G phone shipments would fall 15% this quarter as an unnamed customer planned to delay the “launch of the global flagship 5G phone”. It didn’t take much detective work to figure out that Apple was an unnamed customer.
Ever since the coronavirus began to make its way around the world earlier this year, this has been talked about Apple may have to delay the launch of the iPhone 12 series. The company’s supply chain was operating at less than full speed, and assembly lines at facilities run by Foxconn, its leading manufacturing partner, were at 50% capacity because supplies were scarce. When the first calendar quarter ended, Apple was able to open all of its retail stores in China as soon as they began closing in the United States and Foxconn has achieved its recruitment goals ahead of schedule.
The launch of the 5G series Apple iPhone 12 is going to take a few weeks
In the past, Apple had to release certain iPhone models after September. In 2017 iPhone X was launched until November 3 of that year. Next year The iPhone XR was released until October 26, and last year, for the first time since 2016, all iPhone models were released in September.
We should see four new iPhones released this year, including the 5.4-inch iPhone 12, the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Max, the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro and the 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max. All four models will run on a 5nm A14 Bionic chipset. The “Pro” blocks will hold 6 GB of memory, and storage capacity starts from 128 GB. Premium versions will come with wide, ultra-wide and telephoto cameras along with a LiDAR depth sensor. First spotted on the iPad Pro 2020, the flight time sensor will provide more accurate depth sensors for improved portraits and enhanced AR capabilities. We could see that the “Pro” models stole another feature from the iPad Pro at a refresh rate of 120 GHz ProMotion. This gives users smooth scrolling and improved animation for video games. At 120 Hz, the display is updated 120 times per second. However, there are some concerns about whether the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will actually include this feature.
The iPhone 12 series for the iPhone will also have a different design. Apple is replacing the rounded sides seen on the device since the iPhone 6 in 2014 with the flat sides that Apple first used with iPhone 4 in 2010. Got your heart on one of the 5G iPhone 12 series models? You may need to spend a few extra weeks before you can purchase it. And when you make and open the box, you may notice that Apple has decided not to include a charging brick in the phone. While the iPhone 2020 will support 20W fast charging, those who want to take advantage of the faster charging speed will need to purchase a 20W charger separately. In addition, Apple also expects them to come out of the EarPods wired headphones out of the box of the iPhone 12 series, trying to meet the demand for their wireless Bluetooth AirPods.