22 June 2020
For so many years, we have been watching Apple announcing the new iPhone models in the month of September. But this is about to change, at least, for this year, thanks to a situation where we all are caught up due to coronavirus. The delay in the launch, however, is not going to elongate much. So, instead of the September launch, we may see Apple launching the speculated iPhone 12 series a month later or anywhere in Q4 2020.
Bloomberg reports that Broadcom, a major Apple supplier has suggested that the latest iPhones will be launched later than usual this year. He did not make any direct reference to the iPhone but what he did say reflects that new iPhone models may not launch in September.
During an earnings conference call with analysts on Thursday, Hock Tan, chief executive officer of Broadcom said, “a major product cycle delay” at a “large North American mobile phone” customer. Reportedly, Tan often refers to Apple this way, so the quoted statement looks more suggestive now.
“We are in,” Hock said, referring Broadcom components in the iPhone. “The question is timing.”
“This year, we do not expect to see this uptick in revenue until our fourth fiscal quarter,” the CEO added.
Speculations on the delay in the launch of new iPhones have already been circulating already and now the statement from Broadcom chief adds some concreteness to them.
The new iPhone 12 series is expected to feature 120Hz ProMotion display, 3x optical zoom. Detailed specs leak on iPhone 12 last month suggested the new model will come with a 5.4-inch display with flexible OLED by Samsung Display. The resolution is likely to be 2348x1084 pixels resolution. The iPhone 12 Max on the other hand is expected to feature a 6.1-inch flexible OLED panel with 2540x1174 pixels.