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Mass production of two iPhone 12 models said to start next month

By Cookie Monster - on 1 Jun 2020, 8:00pm

Mass production of two iPhone 12 models said to start next month

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

Earlier concerns of a delay in production of the iPhone 12 due to the Covid-19 outbreak could be exaggerated as a new report by DigiTimes suggests that two models are entering masss production as early as next month.

The earlier-than-expected production timeline is attributed to supply chain chatter that the two 6.1-inch iPhone 12 models are using touch modules that are outsourced from other supply chain partners while the 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch models are using OLED panels from Samsung that come with its Y-OCTA Touch technology.

There are conflicting reports on the display panel suppliers for the iPhone 12. Tipster Jon Prosser claims the 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch iPhone 12 models (also known as the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Max) will have BOE-made OLED panels while the higher-end models (6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro and 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max) will come with Samsung-made OLED panels. A separate report by The Elec suggests that LG Display has secured orders for the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Max, and that BOE is not yet approved as an OLED supplier.

Source: DigiTimes via MacRumours