What you need to know
- Apple is aggressively trying to cut delays to the iPhone 12.
- A new report says it faces delays of between four and eight weeks currently.
- That has been cut from a worst-case scenario of a 2021 launch.
A new report says Apple is aggressively trying to cut iPhone 12 delays, and that it is no longer facing a worst-case scenario of postponing until 2021.
According to Nikkei Asian Review:
The report says that Apple has "aggressively tried to cut delays" and as a result, is now "less likely" to face a worst-case scenario of a launch in 2021. Apparently, this was the situation three months ago. It says both Apple and suppliers are working overtime.
One source said:
The report notes that some of Apple's product-related deadlines have been moved up now that hardware teams have returned to the office. One source said the situation "remained dynamic" despite the "aggressive schedule":
It is interesting to note that the final designs for the iPhone 12 still appear to have not been finalized.
The report notes that Apple is also preparing for better-than-expected shipments of older models in a bid to keep the sales momentum going, including the iPhone XR, iPhone 11, and iPhone SE.
The report confirmed that there will be four 5G capable iPhones in three different sizes, as per previous reports. This report also claims that only the top-end 5G model will use mmWave 5G in the U.S., noting that the remaining 5G iPhones will all support only Sub 6 GHz.
Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.
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