07 August 2020
Apple has just confirmed that was no lesser than a conjecture before. According to Bloomberg, during a customary post-earnings conference call, Luca Maestri, the company’s Chief Financial Officer confirmed that Apple will launch the next iPhones “a few weeks later” than usual. This is likely due to the Coronavirus pandemic that has hit several industries, especially supply chains pretty hard. This is something we had been hearing and at last Apple made it official as well, though an exact timeframe is still not uttered.
Here’s what he said,
"As you know, last year we started selling iPhones in late September. This year, we project supply to be available a few weeks later.”
Apple’s admission comes after a series of speculations and more importantly a recent statement from Qualcomm during its quarterly earnings announcement. Qualcomm said 5G variants are expected to get further delayed because a customer was forced to delay a “global 5G handset launch.”
While Apple has given its fairest statement over the launch, there still remains a big question mark because an exact time period is still unknown. It is still unclear what that “few” in the statement actually implies. Is it an October launch, just what many leaks have suggested, or is it going to be delayed even further, just what several analysts believe? Commenting more on the latter, market watchers and experts estimate that Apple is not going to release its newest iPhones until November or December.
Well, everything will be clearer as we move further this year or just wait for some more information from some credible sources.