The rumors have aligned: this seems the right week to know the date of the event in which Apple will present the new iPhone 12 to the world. And that is the occasion in which we will finally know when they will arrive on the market: in these months the rumors the delays due to the pandemic have continued unabated, even entering into conflict.
Among the most pessimistic forecasts were those of the reports released by Nikkei, which in March had assumed a substantial delay, and had then renewed this forecast in July: but now partially corrects the shot. Recall that, in the meantime, even Apple has expressed itself in this regard, confirming that the launch of the new iPhones would have slipped forward compared to the traditional timing, but only by a few weeks.
The latest report by Nikkei, in fact, argues that mass production will begin gradually between the end of September and the beginning of October: the timing would therefore be slower than the norm – with production entering full capacity at the end of August -, but it would still be a significant improvement compared to the situation that seemed to have emerged a few months ago.
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However, Apple could be forced to revise production estimates for 2020 downwards: the Cupertino giant has ordered components for up to 80 million devices, but sources inside the sector report that in the end the numbers should be around 73 o 74 million.
At the same time, it always reports Nikkei, Apple would also have significantly increased orders for the new iPads, up to 27 million units for September-December: that is almost the total of all iPad models produced in the second half of 2019. The reason is simple to guess: evidently a growing demand for tablets is expected to continue to support smart working and remote teaching.
It remains to be seen if the four models of the iPhone 12 will arrive all together or, as it seems, at two different times: Nikkei does not openly embrace this hypothesis, but reports that 40% of the production orders that Apple has currently placed concern iPhone 12 Max. one of the two 6.1-inch models – the other is iPhone 12 Pro. The fact is that, apparently, iPhones will not come on their own: to accompany them, according to the report, there will be AirTags (if ask what they are, take a look HERE), whose mass production has already started.