JAKARTA - Apple was forced to postpone the launch of the iPhone 12 from its schedule in September 2020. This is because mass production activities for its new devices have been disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Launching The Verge, the iPhone 12 launch should only be four months later than the iPhone SE2. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the supply of components to manufacture the iPhone 12 has fallen apart.
Apple was forced to cut the initial quota for iPhone 12 orders. Given that many industries have had to lay off employees to survive the threat of a global economic recession.
"Apple reduces the number of components they need for the iPhone 12 which is predicted to be released at the end of this year," said the source, as quoted in the Wall Street Journal report, Tuesday, April 28.
The steps taken by the company from Cupertino, United States (US) anticipates the economic situation, in which people focus their money more on daily needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, two-thirds of Apple's buyers are in the US and Europe, which are currently the worst affected by the corona virus.
Given the small supply of parts, Apple will only sell the iPhone 12 in limited production. While the mass production of the iPhone 12 will only start when the economy recovers, at least until 2021.
⬛️ pic.twitter.com/Z8J9MbKu3e- EverythingApplePro (@EveryApplePro) April 23, 2020
In fact, the iPhone 12 is a device that Apple fanboy is waiting for in 2020. This variant will be present in three Pro models, the Pro Max with screen sizes from 5.4, 6.1, and 6.7 inches.
Based on the leaks submitted by @EveryApplePro on Twitter, the iPhone 12 will have an iPad-like design and carry a configuration of four cameras, one of which uses a LiDAR sensor. The iPhone 12 will be powered by the latest A14 Bionic processor which is already side by side with the 5G X55 modem chip from Qualcomm.
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