Some recent rumors claim that the launch of the next generation iPhone will be delayed until October or November this year due to lack of supply. And now, as stated The ledge, Qualcomm has confirmed that at least some iPhone 12 models will not be available as usual in September.
Qualcomm today shared its Q3 earnings report and some expectations for the next quarter. With this report, the company mentioned that it expects an impact on Q4 shipments with the delay of flagship 5G phones.
It is important to note that Qualcomm’s fourth quarter includes July, August and September sales. If that’s not enough to stop rumors of a delay in the iPhone 12 launch, Qualcomm’s chief financial officer Akash Palkhiwala said that some of its 5G chips shipped in September were pushed to the end of this year .
Qualcomm has not mentioned the name of any other company, but it is difficult to imagine another flagship smartphone other than the iPhone which usually launches in September.
Apple is expected to announce four new iPhone models this year with 5G network support enabled by Qualcomm’s modems after a $ 4.5 billion settlement last year. These iPhones will include support for both 5G: sub-6 GHz 5G and mmWave 5G versions. However, due to the COVID-19 epidemic, recent reports claim that the iPhone 12 will be released in late October or early November.
John Prosser, who correctly predicted the launch date of some Apple products this year, said on Twitter that the iPhone 12 and new iPad models will be announced in October.
– John Prosser (@jon_prosser) July 29, 2020
If true, this is not an unprecedented move by Apple. The company announced the iPhone X in September 2017, but it did not reach stores until November. Something similar happened with the iPhone XR in 2018, which was announced in September and released in October.
Learn more about what we know about the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro so far in our special guide.
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