The COVID-19 pandemic crisis has become a significant concern. Most of the companies are now non-operational, and others encountered a complete shutdown. With that in mind, iPhone 12 series production postponed, while iPhone SE Plus was delayed to 2021. Tech companies such as Apple and Samsung are trying their best to cope with the difficulties of meeting the demands. Also, they have to maintain the movement of the production line like before.
The release of the iPhone 12 series
Apple, for example, was expected to release the upcoming iPhone 12 lineup in the fall of 2020. But now, it seems the plans have changed a lot due to the worldwide disturbances. We might witness a huge postponement. The production could also be profoundly affected.
According to new reports, the online qualification process for the next-gen of iPhones has begun. The engineering verification testing procedure, however, has been postponed by one month. Apple is facing manufacturing problems, and its production has been delayed. 9to5Mac was the first source to release this information citing analyst Ming-Chu Kuo.
Kuo stated that Apple had begun the online qualification procedures for the upcoming iPhone 12 lineup remotely. The reports also indicate that the giant tech will meet a “staggered schedule for mass production.” Such information came after some previous sources claimed that Apple would release multiple iPhone 12 variants in 2020.
iPhone SE Plus delayed to 2021
However, Kuo’s newest report suggests that the 6.1-inch and the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 models will reach the mass production in the fall. The 6.7-inch variant, which might be the iPhone 12 Pro Max, is rumored to start mass production a little bit later.
One of the reasons is said to be the smartphone’s complicated design. Meanwhile, the iPhone SE Plus is speculated to be postponed, as well, until next year. Apple will focus from now on only on the flagship iPhone 12 devices of 2020, according to 9to5Mac reports.