Apple set to delay iPhone 12 launch due to coronavirus outbreak
New Delhi : Apple Inc is believed to be considering the idea of delaying the launch of their upcoming flagship iPhone 12 with 5G support.
The upcoming iPhone 12 is widely expected to be the first 5G phone from Apple, which is taking its now customary conservative approach to implementing the new technology (it now trails behind everyone from Samsung to Huawei, who already have the best 5G phones out on the shelves).
Though a report claims that the main reason behind the delay is not coronavirus but its 5G feature, which is company's first and they want to be 100% sure before releasing it in the market. Though of course, the current situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic – everything from its effect on manufacturing supply chain to consumer willingness to buy a new iPhone – is the primary factor.
"Supply chain constraint aside, Apple is concerned that the current situation would significantly lower consumer appetite to upgrade their phones, which could lead to a tame reception of the first 5G iPhone," reported Nikkei Asian Review. "They need the first 5G iPhone to be a hit."
"The discussion is still at an early stage, and the fall launch is not completely off the table… But the 5G iPhone could be postponed to 2021 in the worst-case scenario."