Foxconn suggests Apple may still launch 2020 iPhone models on time
Apple still has chance to launch its range of 2020 iPhone models on time, according to manufacturer Foxconn who spoke with investors this week regarding the impact COVID-19 has had on the revenue forecast for the assembly giant.
Despite not mentioning Apple specifically, Foxconn said “We and the customer’s engineers are trying to catch up the missing gap, after we lost some days due to travel ban. There’s opportunity and possibility that we might catch up,”
Foxconn’s comments follow after a string of reports that suggested the launch of the iPhone 12 line, believed to be Apple’s first range of 5G iPhone models, could be delayed, possibly ‘by months’. While some speculate the device will be delayed, others claim Apple is still on schedule to launch the new devices in September, warning that delays from component suppliers could put the plans in jeopardy.
According to Bloomberg who first noted the comments by Foxconn, the next few weeks will prove to be critical and ultimately make or break Apple’s usual fall launch window.
We and the customer’s engineers are trying to catch up the missing gap, after we lost some days due to travel ban. There’s opportunity and possibility that we might catch up, Yang said. But if there’s a further delay in the next few weeks, months, then you probably have to reconsider launching time. It’s still possible.