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iPhone 12 production said to be one to two months behind schedule

By Cookie Monster - on 2 Jul 2020, 12:00am

iPhone 12 production said to be one to two months behind schedule

Screenshot taken from EverythingApplePro's YouTube video on "Exclusive iPhone 12 Pro Max Design Leaks! It's HUGE."

Apple is reportedly racing against time to start the mass production of the iPhone 12 models if it wants to launch them this year. 

According to Nikkei Asian Review, sources claim that mass production of the iPhone 12 is behind schedule by one to two months due to factory shutdowns and workplace closures in the past few months. The flagship model, which uses the millimeter wave 5G band, is behind schedule by two months while the other iPhone 12 models, which use the Sub 6GHz band, are about one to one and a half month behind schedule. 

While Apple has set an aggressive schedule for suppliers, there could be further delays as Apple is still doing a lot of testing and the designs are apparently not finalised yet. The final iPhone assembly could start only in early October. In addition, Apple increased its orders of older iPhone models for the second half of the year to maintain the sales momentum in the event that the launch of the iPhone 12 is delayed. 

Multiple reports have surfaced in the past weeks on the potential delay of the iPhone 12. Broadcom expects the iPhone 12 to launch in Q4 while the Bank of America thinks the launch could be delayed by a month. Goldman Sachs claimed the iPhone 12 models could be available in early November. Reuters, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and The Wall Street Journal reported on production delays.

Source: Nikkei Asian Review via 9to5Mac