This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.
Apple announced its third quarter (April-June) 2020 earnings results, and in a subsequent conference call, the company's Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri officially acknowledged that this year's iPhone (the so-called iPhone 12 series) will be released later than usual.
Maestri said, “As you know, the last year we started selling new iPhones in late September. This year, we project supply to be available a few weeks later,” on the call.
Apple hasn't commented on whether the release of all new iPhones will be delayed or just certain models; the iPhone 12 series comes in three screen sizes, 5.4-inch/6.1-inch/6.7-inch, of which the entry-level models are 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch, and the higher-priced It is theorized that the Pro models are expected to be 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch, for a total of four models.
There have been several times in the past when some of the new iPhone models have been released first and others have gone on sale later. For example, in 2017, the iPhone 8 launched in September and the iPhone X in November, and in 2018, the iPhone XR launched in October, more than a month after the iPhone XS/XS Max.
So which model exactly is likely to be delayed? Renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that the 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch models will enter mass production in September, while only the largest Pro model, the 6.7-inch model, will not start mass production until October.
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