Supplier suggests iPhone 12 launch could be delayed
Chip supplier Qualcomm has hinted that Apple’s launch of this year’s new iPhone 12 models could be pushed back from September, citing a “partial impact from the delay of a global 5G flagship phone launch.”
As noted by The Verge, Qualcomm Chief Financial Officer Akash Palkhiwala said today that “We’re seeing a partial impact from the delay of a flagship phone launch. And so what we’ve seen is a slight delay that pushes some of the units out from the September quarter to the December quarter for us.”
While Qualcomm didn’t specifically mention Apple during the reports, Apple is widely known for picking the month of September to unveil its next-generation iPhone lineup, and it is largely expected that all four of this year’s new devices will feature 5G cellular connectivity as one of their key selling points.
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