Cult of Mac: Source confirms iPhone 12 delays and different 5G standards
What you need to know
- A source has reportedly told Cult of Mac some details about the next iPhone.
- They confirmed previous reports that Apple's next iPhone may be delayed until October.
- They also suggested that the next iPhone will feature different 5G standards depending on which country they are bought in.
A source has told Cult of Mac that Apple's iPhone 12 is delayed until October and that 5G standards will be split by geography.
The report states:
According to the report, Apple is currently hoping to ship the iPhone 12, confirming previous reports the next iPhone is delayed beyond the usual September launch window. The report claims that "most markets" will get all four rumored variants of the iPhone 12 at the same time, however some markets, including the U.S., might see staggered releases where only one iPhone is initially available at launch.
The report also reiterates a recent report that not all of the iPhone 12 models will feature the same 5G standard, depending on which country they are made for:
Essentially, this suggests that Apple will not release mmWave capable phones in countries where mmWave is not established, however, all iPhone 12 models will have some degree of 5G capability. The report also states that only one of the iPhone 12 models, the largest 6.7-inch Pro models will feature mmWave. This is the current configuration due to "design and power consumption" constraints.
The report notes however that the situation remains fluid and that timing, availability and 5G configurations could still be altered.
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The 5G different phones sounds like something Android manufactures would do. Only the biggest phone gets all the goods while the smaller siblings have features left out. Wonder what this will do to pricing?
Man that sounds like a mess. Different 5G based on location and then only the largest phone gets mmwave and sub 6ghz? Not everyone wants a 6.7” device but also wants to have the most future proof device. The 2 “pro” iPhones should at least be packed with both types of 5G in the states.