Apple iPhone 12 lineup is officially confirmed to be delayed by a few weeks, the company revealed during its earnings call for the third quarter. Previously, in its Q3 earnings call, Qualcomm had hinted that its Q4 earnings projection could witness a partial impact from the delayed launch of a “global 5G flagship phone”.
Luca Maestri, Chief Financial Officer at Apple said, “Last year we started selling new iPhones in late September, this year we expect supply to be available a few weeks later.” The delay in the availability of the new iPhone lineup can be traced to the Coronavirus pandemic that impacted the production lines as the supply chain was not running at full capacity. The delay in launch could also be due to the deferred shipment of 5G chips from Qualcomm and the next iPhones are rumoured to be 5G-ready.
Moreover, reliable tipster Jon Prosser has revealed that the iPhone 12 alongside new iPads would likely be available sometime in October. Having said that, a few weeks of delay isn’t particularly new for Apple as we have seen a similar approach when the company announced the iPhone X and iPhone XR.
Apple iPhone 12 leaked specifications
Apple iPhone 12 is rumoured to feature a 5.4-inch display with a smaller Face ID notch cutout on the front giving it a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. All the Apple is preparing to announce this year will feature OLED screens and will be powered by A14 Bionic chipset with 5G support.
Previous leaks have also hinted that the new iPhones for 2020 will be priced aggressively, with the iPhone 12 starting at $649. The iPhone 12 Max is expected to be priced starting at $749 while the other two models, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max are rumoured to come with triple camera setup along with a LiDAR sensor like the one on the recently launched iPad Pro. Both the phones are expected to feature a high 120Hz refresh rate as well. The iPhone 12 Pro could start from $999 while the larger 12 Pro Max is said to be priced at $1099.
Recently, Apple started a survey with a limited group of users about how they use their power adapters provided in-the-box amidst rumours that the company won’t be shipping a charging adapter with the iPhone 12. Apple is reportedly developing a 20W fast charging solution for the new iPhones and the adapter is rumoured to be sold separately.