Wall Street Journal Article Suggests iPhone 12 Production & Launch to be Delayed

As if this COVID-19 breakout wasn’t bad enough already, the devastation continues. We see a lot of professional lives disrupted by the breakout. We also see, a lot of tech companies affected as well. Companies are holding events online, actually killing the tradition. This may be a rare sight, us seeing the WWDC completely virtually. Now though, the halt in production, in China, is finally catching up. This tweet from 9to5Mac confirms it.

iPhone 12 to be Delayed?

The tweet links to the article from the same author who quotes the Wall Street Journal to say that the iPhone 12 production would be delayed by a month. This obviously is the result of all the factories being closed down due to the COVID-19 debacle. According to the source, the delay would obviously postpone the launch of the device as well and we may not see it in the September window, as we are used to.

Considering the fact that Apple had planned to launch 4 new devices this time around, the supply is key. According to the article from the Wall Street Journal, Apple could see orders delayed up till 2021, with the amount at about 20% of the total orders. This means, considering that Apple had planned to launch 5G devices, the company would be further behind in the industry standard.

There are other implications to follow. According to the article on 9to5Mac, another tipster reported that a delay in production would be seen. As we see this article from the Wall Street Journal, investor confidence will definitely tank and lower the Apple stock price. The company has already seen a fall in its revenue due to the financial crisis amid the COVID-19 breakout. Anyway, as it stands, users should be mentally prepared to have their hands on the upcoming iPhones a month or two later than they had hoped to.

Sarmad Burki
Sarmad Burki is a Mathematician and a Economist with a passion for all things gaming and tech. His academics and professional experience combined with tech and gaming adds to his skills giving him a unique ability to observe the tech and gaming industry from various prespectives.