Apple says 2020 iPhone launch will be ‘a few weeks later’ than usual
Apple Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri has said the launch of this year’s new iPhone models will be ‘a few weeks later’ than previous years, saying the “product mix” for the September quarter would be different than usual.
Rumors have long pointed to Apple delaying the launch of the iPhone 12 from the month of September, when the company typically takes to the stage to unveil its next-generation iPhone lineup. Maestri said during the company’s financial conference call with investors that Apple last year started selling iPhones in late September, but this year, Apple projects supply will be “available a few weeks later.”
Apple has announced its Q3 2020 financial earnings results, reporting quarterly revenue of $59.7 billion, an increase of 11 percent from the year-ago quarter amid the global COVID-19 pandemic.
This year’s new iPhone lineup is expected to prompt a “supercycle” of upgrades, with all four new models rumored to feature an all-new design, 5G cellular connectivity, new screen sizes, and more.
The Apple Post has gone hands on with a model created based on leaked schematics and specifications for this year’s 6.7-inch “iPhone 12 Pro Max”, offering an early preview of the rumored new squared-edged design, larger display, and more.
It is now likely that the iPhone 12 won’t ship until October, similar to the iPhone X which was announced in September 2017 but didn’t ship until the following month.