End of the suspense and a big first for Apple. At its fiscal second quarter financial income 2020 conference, Apple confirmed what rumors and indiscretions, especially the very recent release of Qualcomm, have been suggesting for several months: the iPhone 12 will be late. Unheard of for a product not yet announced for the Cupertino company.
However, this delay is not as dire as some of the analyzes published in recent months have suggested. Luca Maestri, Apple’s CFO, has indicated that Apple’s next smartphones will be late compared to previous years, but not by a quarter as has been feared.
“As you know, last year we started selling iPhones at the end of September, he said. This year, we expect the offer to be available a few weeks later “.
Last year the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro went on sale from September 20. Assuming that a few weeks count as less than a month, that would mean that the iPhone 12s will be available from mid-October, at the earliest.
For several months, and in the context of the global health crisis, rumors and leaks indicated that the interruption of production chains in China and the impossibility of traveling between the United States and the various factories of its partners, had created an irreversible delay. Despite redoubled efforts from Apple and its suppliers, iPhones could not be mass produced on time. This is now official.