iPhone 12: coronavirus epidemic may disrupt launch – Phonandroid

IPhone 12 launch may face obstacles, Digitimes reports. Following the coronavirus outbreak in China, Apple may experience delays in its regular production schedule. As a result, the Cupertino company would only have a small stock of iPhones for release in September 2020.

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Because of the sanitary measures taken by Beijing, many Chinese companies are idling. Some production lines in China are even completely closed until further notice. According to a report by Digitimes, the situation is likely to affect the production calendar of the iPhone 12. On the other hand, the launch of the iPhone 9, expected in the course of next March, would not be upset by the epidemic.

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Insufficient iPhone 12 stocks in September 2020?

True to form, Apple has scheduled the start of mass production of iPhone 12 for the month of June 2020. In this way, the production lines of the firm in China have several months to build up large stocks of smartphones before the release on the market. Because of the 2019-nCoV coronavirus epidemic, Apple may have to delay the start of production several weeks.

Health measures by the Chinese government would indeed prevent Apple from carrying out validation tests for its new iPhones on time. Faced with the crisis, the company would indeed postponed the arrival of engineers responsible for testing and development assistance. Unsurprisingly, Apple has decided to limit employee travel to China until further notice.

Under these conditions, Digitimes expects that Apple only hasa low stock of iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro for launch in September. Nevertheless, the firm would present its 4 new iPhones well on time. Rumors speak of a keynote on September 8, 2020. As a reminder, the coronavirus has already killed more than 1,100 people. 99% of cases have been identified in China. We tell you more as soon as possible on the subject.

Source: Digitimes

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