All iPhones this year will come with 5G support, and this new capability itself raises serious challenges for the Cupertino firm. TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggested that the production of the new flagship series iPhone 12, which is expected to be introduced in September, is delayed.
Kuo also talked about the arrival of the latest iPhone SE and how its demand is higher than expected.
Apple's iPhone 12 production is reportedly said to have bee delayed by a month.
Both the 6.1- and the 5.4-inch 2020 iPhones are projected to enter the mass production in September, which means they could be ready later the same month the earliest. In 2017, the company released the iPhone X in November.
This isn't the first report that the 5G iPhone has been pushed back until October.
In December, Kuo leaked that Apple is working on a model he called the iPhone SE2 Plus.
In a research note last week, Counterpoint Research estimated that Apple will end up selling over 15 million iPhone SE units this year. This will allegedly have a 5.5-inch or 6.1-inch screen, with no Home button. The iPhone 11 itself was responsible for 37% of US iPhone sales during the first quarter of this year. "The release of the new price leader iPhone SE and likely retirement of the 8 and 8 Plus should alter the sales mix and put even further emphasis on newly released models in the upcoming quarter". And why not? After all, the SE too features the same processor as the top tier iPhone while still being priced at just $399.
What do you think about the report? Are you planning to purchase the new iPhone SE? At the time, the iPhone SE was a completely different model from the iPhone 6s, which was the current iPhone at the time. There's no reason therefore to believe that the iPhone SE won't be a massive success for Apple.