The first iPhone with 5G, the iPhone 12, should normally be presented next September. In view of the situation of the coronavirus, a question can be asked: “would they still be launched in September? “To believe Bloomberg, the answer would be yes.
Yes, because production should normally start in May. “Apple’s next 5G-compatible iPhone is still expected to launch in the fall, although this is partly because mass production is not expected to start until May”, people said at the source.
However, a problem arises : although the factories in China are preparing to relaunch their activities, some component manufacturers located in other countries in the world (such as Malaysia, theItaly, the South Korea, theGermany…) Have not yet planned to reopen their factories, as the coronavirus epidemic continues to spread across their territory.
But despite these constraints, Apple was able to create test versions of the iPhone 12 last month. The manufacturer will start mass production of hulls around April, then will start the manufacturing, testing and packaging stage around May.
In addition, in the United States, Apple obtains from Broadcom for its wireless chips. The company’s chief executive officer, Hock Tan, recently said that the virus “Will have an impact on our activity, in particular during the second half of the fiscal year”.