Apple confirms the iPhone 12 shipments will be delayed

Remigio Civitarese
Agosto 1, 2020

Prosser reported as early as March 23 that the iPhone was way behind schedule, and that we should expect it in either October or November. In other words, you can't miss a deadline that never existed.

While I am sure some people will accuse me of being pedantic, the iPhone 12 isn't delayed, because technically, it never had a release date.

The announcement means that the new product line will miss the tech firm's customary September launch window.

When asked to clarify his comments, Maestri said, "I said in my remarks that a year ago we launched new iPhone in late September". But Apple's CFO did say, "Apple Watch continues to extend its reach, with over 75% of the customers purchasing Apple Watch, during the quarter, new to the product". He said Apple isn't giving fiscal fourth-quarter guidance due to the ongoing uncertainty.

This time, there's the whole covid-19 problem, which has screwed over pretty much everyone - loads of Apple stores are still resolutely closed, including some that had previously reopened. "We grew EPS by 18 per cent and generated operating cash flow of $16.3 billion during the quarter, a June quarter record for both metrics", Maestri informed.

According to the report, the delay in iPhone 12 shipments will impact the company's financial result for the third quarter of 2020. Though the same price, the iPhone 12 will have a significantly smaller display. The 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Max may start at $799 and the iPhone 12 Pro models climbing over $1,000.

In locations where the necessary infrastructure is already established, these 5G enabled handsets will offer superior download speeds.

Demand for all other Apple products, including the Mac and iPad, were also up during the quarter.

These include the OnePlus 8 Pro, the Samsung Galaxy S20 and the soon-to-be-released Galaxy Note 20.

The United States' most valuable company was forced to shut down more than 70 stores again in the third quarter in response to surging COVID-19 cases, but consumers were unfazed with the company topping analysts' estimates for iPhone sales by US$4 billion.

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