Suppliers expecting 50% component order cut for ‘iPhone 12’
Apple is said to be cutting “iPhone 12” component orders in half from its original estimates for 2020, instead preparing suppliers to ramp-up production in early 2021, according to a report from Taiwanese news source DigiTimes.
The site claims “5G iPhone shipments may be much weaker than expected in 2020,” citing unnamed sources. Adding that “Shipments of mmWave-enabled 5G iPhones slated for launch later this year are estimated to reach only 15-20 million units in 2020 compared to a previous supply chain estimate of 30-40 million units.”
Apple typically releases new iPhones in September, but multiple reports have claimed that this year’s launch could be postponed until October to allow suppliers to produce enough stock to meet initial pre-holiday demand.
All four of this year’s new models are expected to offer 5G cellular performance, with this set to be one of the biggest selling points for the new models, alongside an all-new design similar to the squared design of the iPad Pro.
The Apple Post has released exclusive 2020 iPhone renders, offering what we believed to be the most accurate representation of the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.