The Launch of iPhone 12 Will Likely Be Delayed

Apple typically launches new flagship products every September, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year is looking a little different.

According to a new report by Nikkei Asian Review, Apple's first ever 5G smartphones will be delayed by one to two months, which is at least better than a several month delay originally reported by the outlet.

Reliable sources claim that the postponement of all four models of iPhone 12 is due to factory shutdowns and workplace absences during the pandemic. Based in California, shelter at home restrictions caused businesses to shut down in March, but they were given the green light to reopen in June. Suppliers are now working overtime to make up for lost time.

"What the progress looks like now is months of delay in terms of mass production, but Apple is doing everything it can to shorten the postponement," a source told Nikkei. "There's a chance that the schedule could still be moved ahead."

So, while the annual September release seems to be out of the question, there's still hope for October.