You are not alone. The iPhone 12 marks the first time Apple will skip its usually-ironclad September release window since the iPhone 4S in 2011. It’s a momentous shift for a particular time.
In addressing the question, there is positive news and probably distressing news. Second, the iPhone is arriving soon. In its recent conference call, Apple decided to postpone the next iPhone release. In an average year before launch cases, the company doesn’t even acknowledge new products.
Second, there are now several concerns about which functionality can make it, and whether there will be an adequate supply. New leaks say a 120Hz screen doesn’t make the cut. The last time an iPhone release date was postponed, we saw it almost instantly go out of stock.
Why did Apple postpone the introduction of its most popular device? Here’s what we know so far about the iPhone 12 delay.
iPhone 12 wasn’t at the latest launch event
There were several hardware changes for Apple’s ‘Times Flies’ launch celebration. We got the Apple Watch 6, Apple Watch SE, iPad Air 4, and iPad 2020 along with Apple Fitness Plus and Apple One. However, the iPhone 12 went missing.
Great items, yes. However, the iPhone is what brings them all together. The last time Apple launched an iPhone beyond September was the iPhone 4S. The Cupertino-giant revealed the item before Steve Jobs passed away. Before that, Apple unveiled the first iPhone in June at the tech giant’s WWDC. The first iPhone released in January is now at the now-defunct MacWorld!
The COVID-19 pandemic seems to be responsible for the latest iPhone date tipping into October this year. It has many people puzzled. The general public asked, “Where is the iPhone 12?” They expected to release the said device nine years after the first iPhone launched.
What did the tech giant say?
Apple CFO Luca Maestri explicitly referred to a new iPhone during Apple’s Q3 2020 earning call. He explained that the firm plans to postpone its launch in 2020 as opposed to previous years.
Maestri said the tech giant started selling iPhones in late September. “This year, we expect supply to be available a few weeks later,” he added.
The statement is unheard of as Apple had never speculated on the existence of a new iPhone. Still, the Covid-19 pandemic’s effect on the financials of the organization – especially on future revenues with an iPhone 12 wait on the horizon – had changed it a little.
When will the tech giant release the item?
Several rumors claim the new iPhones would be out in October 2020. The general public had previously expected the products this month. However, it seems less and less likely now.
Maestri’s “a few” weeks term means that people had to wait for at least three weeks. That presumably means you won’t buy the phone until mid-October at least. Apple launched the iPhone 11 series on September 20 last year.
A precise date is impossible to estimate since these are unprecedented periods and do not follow Apple’s expected timetable. One Bloomberg report indicated that Apple could even stagger the release date of its goods after announcing them.
Leaker Jon Prosser, who was right on the various Apple product launch dates, believes the general public would see the device on October 12. If that is real, the die-hard fans would guess it to be October 13 as Apple always hosts its Tuesday releases.
Is it really real?
None of this is definitive. That’s all the speculation we would say based on past iPhone releases. However, these are odd days with the planet attempting to cope with COVID-19.