The presentation of the iPhone 12 smartphone line is one of the most discussed topics of recent times. Apple annually renews the iPhone offer by announcing the new models in September, but 2020 is a particular year due to the pandemic and the hypothesis of a postponement of the launch date cannot be excluded.
The rumors on the subject were not entirely consistent – some say, for example, that the launch event remains set for September – but when Apple partner companies provide new clues, then the the hypothesis of delay is more important.
Commenting on the results of its last fiscal quarter (Q3 2020) Qualcomm has suggested delays for Apple's iPhone 12. The company expects that the revenue for its fourth fiscal quarter (covering the months of July, August and September) will be partially affected by the delay in launching a 5G flagship smartphone. There is no explicit mention of the iPhone 12, but the reference is clear enough.
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In an interview released with Reuters, Qualcomm's chief financial officer, Akash Palkkhiwala, he added that this is a slight delay that shifts the sales of some chip units from the quarter of September to that of December. When Qualcomm speaks of the December quarter, it refers to the period between October and December, so it is possible that the arrival of the iPhone 12 could also take place in October as had been suggested by previous rumors.
Qualcomm's forecasts echo those of another Apple partner: Broadcom also suggested in June that the usual increase in revenues resulting from the launch of the new iPhones this year will not occur in the quarter of September but in the following quarter (October, November , December). Broadcom had proposed the hypothesis of the launch of the iPhone 12 in October.
Beyond the indications provided by the suppliers and returning to the world of rumors supported by more or less accredited leakers, the date of October returned in a recent tweet by Jon Prosser: iPhone 12, New iPads, October. Whether it's presentation or actual availability on the market, the source does not specify it, however.
– Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) July 29, 2020
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