A new rumor suggests that the iPhone 12 could be delayed until November due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with another report offering more details on the devices’ specifications.
According to Macotakara, Apple could decide to pugs back the announcement of the iPhone 12 range to October due to the coronavirus pandemic causing strains in Apple’s supply chain.
The report has sourced information from “multiple Chinese suppliers,” which suggest that Apple will drop an LTE version of the iPhone 12 in October, and then follow it up with 5G models in November – similar to the rollout of the iPhone X and XR due to production issues.
This is the first time that an LTE-only version of an iPhone 12 has been referenced, so we’re unsure just how reliable the insider information really is. Apple had widely been expected to release four 5G iPhones this year, supporting both sub-6 GHz 5G and mmWave 5G.
It had previously been reported that Apple was “back on track” to release the new iPhone in September, or at least announce the iPhone 12 range in September and stagger the device releases to cope.
In that report, October was the latest Apple planned to push back until.
A separate rumor from SafetyKorea suggests that one iPhone 12 model will come with a 2,775 mAh rated battery.
Right now, the iPhone 11 comes with a 3,110 mAh battery and the iPhone 11 Pro Max sports a 3,969 mAh. It could be that Apple is planning to slim down its cheaper iPhone to cut costs and improve its appearance. The battery life, therefore, would be comparable to the iPhone XS, which came packaged with a 2,658 mAh battery.
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