Holding Out for an iPhone 12? You Might Have to Wait Longer Than Expected

The WSJ is reporting that Apple will delay the mass production of its next-gen iPhones by about a month due to the current coronavirus pandemic.

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It looks like we might have to wait a little longer than expected for Apple’s next flagship iPhones. A recent Wall Street Journal article is reporting that Apple will be delaying the mass production of its next-gen iPhones by about a month due to the current coronavirus pandemic. Apple is still expected to announce four new iPhone models in September — a 5.4-inch iPhone, a 6.7-inch iPhone, and two 6.1-inch iPhones (two will be “Pro” and two will be more affordable) — but they probably won’t ship to most consumers until later in the fall.

These delays aren’t a huge surprise as the coronavirus pandemic is having a big impact on manufacturing all over the globe, especially in Asia, the region where Apple manufactures its iPhones. Also, this isn’t the first iPhone production delay that Apple has encountered. Just two years ago, the iPhone XR was released about a month after it and the iPhone XS were announced; the issue had something to do with the production of its LCD displays.

You can expect the iPhone 12, all expected four models, to be announced in September and then ship sometime in mid-to-late October.

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