This year will be a challenging period for most hardware manufacturers, including Apple. Apple expected to delay the launch of the iPhone 12 5G and iPhone 12 5G Pro.
Some analysts agree with this prediction while others believe Apple will not delay the launch of its latest smartphone. But the latest research analyst Jeff Pu from GF Securities indicates Apple’s plan to combine these two scenarios.
Jeff Pu believes that the development schedule for the iPhone 12 model most likely delayed because of travel bans and cargo flight delays related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to analyst Jeff Pu, Apple’s iPhone 12 model development program will experience slight delays that could force the company to postpone the launch of the 6.7-inch model by a few weeks.
At present, the Engineering Verification Test (EVT) phase of the development of the iPhone 12 has extended two weeks to the end of April for 5.4-inch iPhone 12, 6.1-inch iPhone 12 and 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro.
Meanwhile, the iPhone 12 Pro Max (6.7 inches) seems more affected and not expected to complete the EVT development stage until May, or about two weeks after other models. The difference in development completion time looks not far off. but can greatly influence the launch of the next iPhone lineup, especially for the Pro Max model.
iPhone 12 Will Launch in September Without Pro Max Variant?
He estimates the iPhone 12 will launch in September along with the iPhone 12 Plus and iPhone 12 Pro models. While the iPhone 12 Pro Max will be available on the market in October.
This two-phase launch is similar to 2018 when iPhone XS Max was released in September, while the XR was released in October. This strategy is also similar to the release of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, which took place in September and November.
The good thing about this news, if accurate, consumers can still expect Apple to announce the iPhone 12 Pro in September. And provide an opportunity to wait for those who like larger sized models.
Key Specs of iPhone 12 5G
The next line of Apple smartphones expected to adopt the latest generation Bionic A14 chip. An improved OLED display, with a smaller bangs screen, as well as a LiDAR scanner.
Other features, it seems Apple will include support for fifth-generation internet technology networks or 5G and iOS 14 for all models.