Supply chain sources dismiss earlier claims of iPhone 12 launch delay
Nikkei Asian Review claimed earlier this week that Apple is supposedly considering delaying the launch of its 5G iPhone 12 line “by months”, not wanting the weekend demand for smartphones to jeopardise the success of its new handsets. Now, a new report citing supply chain sources suggests otherwise.
A paywalled report by DigiTimes dismisses the claims by Nikkei, citing sources within the supply chain that say Apple hasn’t had partners to delay component production has it had been reported, saying that the launch of Apple’s first 5G iPhone is still on schedule to launch in September 2020.
Taiwan’s PCB makers in the supply chain of 5G iPhones have denied reports claiming they have been asked to postpone volume production by two months in line with a likely launch delay for Apple’s new-generation devices amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to industry sources.
Nikkei‘s report suggested Apple engineers were behind schedule, with prototype devices still being worked on ahead of mass production in May.