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Apple iPhone 12, new iPad launch likely delayed until October, indicates Qualcomm

Apple iPhone 12 launch is likely delayed until October as hinted by Qualcomm in its earning reports for the third quarter. Additionally, tipster Jon Prosser has revealed that the iPhone 12 and new iPads are expected to arrive sometime in October. This corroborates with multiple rumours about the delayed launch with Qualcomm stating that its Q4 earnings project a “partial impact” from the delayed launch of a “global 5G flagship phone”.

While Qualcomm did not reveal the name of the phone, it’s indicative of the upcoming iPhone 12 launch. Apple usually launches its new iPhones in September but due to the Coronavirus outbreak across the world, production lines have been impacted by slowed growth and companies have also met with lesser consumer demand. This could mean that the new iPhones with 5G support won’t launch until October as it would also mark the beginning of the fourth quarter. 

Apple iPhone 12, new iPad launch likely delayed until October

Moreover, Akash Palkhiwala, Chief Financial Officer at Qualcomm told Reuters, “We're seeing a partial impact from the delay of a flagship phone launch. And so what we've seen is a slight delay that pushes some of the units out from the September quarter to the December quarter for us.” This delay in the launch could also be due to the deferred shipment of 5G chips from Qualcomm which were pushed to end-of-year. 

This won’t be the first time Apple is delaying the availability of their new iPhones as was the case with iPhone X and iPhone XR, both of which went on sale in October after launching in September.

Apple iPhone 12 is rumoured to feature a 5.4-inch display with a smaller Face ID notch cutout on the front giving it a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. All the Apple is preparing to announcae this year will feature OLED screens and will be powered by A14 Bionic chipset with 5G support.

Previous leaks have also hinted that the new iPhones for 2020 will be priced aggressively, with the iPhone 12 starting at $649. The iPhone 12 Max is expected to be priced starting at $749 while the other two models, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max are rumoured to come with triple camera setup along with a LiDAR sensor like the one on the recently launched iPad Pro. Both the phones are expected to feature a high 120Hz refresh rate as well. The iPhone 12 Pro could start from $999 while the larger 12 Pro Max is said to be priced at $1099.

Recently, Apple started a survey with a limited group of users about how they use their power adapters provided in-the-box amidst rumours that the company won’t be shipping a charging adapter with the iPhone 12. Apple is reportedly developing a 20W fast charging solution for the new iPhones and the adapter is rumoured to be sold separately.

 

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