iPhone 12 handset release to be delayed until at least October
The iPhone 12 production is running two months behind schedule, according to a new leak from Jon Prosser of Front Page Tech. It also explains why all the unofficial designs that have been seen so far look so different.
Apple usually releases their new generation of iPhone around September, but according to Prosser (a reputable leaker), the iPhone 12 is likely to be delayed until October or November.
The gap between the unveiling of the iPhone and it appearing in the stores sometimes varies, so, if Apple faces production difficulties it's possible that we will see a delay in pre-orders and the actual onsale launch. Similarly, this happened with the launch of the iPhone X in 2017.
John Prosser took to twitter to share what he has heard about the delays to Apple’s production being behind schedule as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. As you can read below, he says that due to the covid-19 related travel bans Apple is yet to finalise the design, meaning the iPhone 12 is still in prototype.
Due to the pandemic and travel bans in place in order to prevent the spread of infection, Apple isn’t sending any of its American executives over to China to approve the final design. Even though the mass production of the iPhone 12 was still pencilled in for May, the prototyping stage may not yet be complete.
iPhone 12 design Speculation
Many Apple fans believe that 2020 ought to be the year for a significant design change. Afterall, there are only so many times that Apple can offer the same design and still expect people to keep upgrading.
Looking at the rumours and spec leaks of the iPhone 12 so far, there are to be four iPhone 12 models released. There may be two regular iPhone12 devices with 5.4 inch and 6.1 inch sizes, and there will likely be two iPhone 12 Pro models that come in 6.1 inch and 6.7 inch sizes. All four handsets will have 5G connectivity, a new A14 Bionic chip and an improved camera.
It's been reported that the biggest difference between the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Pro is likely to be the LCD vs OLED display and the cameras. A telephoto lens is expected to only be available on the iPhone 12 Pro, plus a new time-of-flight sensor which is similar to the LiDAR scanner on the new iPad Pro.
Apple has been ramping up its prices of the iPhone for a while now, particularly to its UK consumers. However, we’re hoping this is going to stabilize for the late 2020 launch.
The iPhone 12 is likely to launch at around £700/$700.
This is based on the pricing of the iPhone 11 as of February 2020:
iPhone 11 from £729/$699
iPhone 11 Pro from £1,049/$999
iPhone Pro Max from £1,149/$1,099
As with any rumours or leaks over the web, we’d take these claims with a pinch of salt, especially as another report has stated that the iPhone12 is right on schedule. For the time being, while the rumours are still flying, we’d take any iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro claims with an extra dose of skepticism but be sure that TOPREVIEWS.COM will bring you all the news as it rolls out.