With the global epidemic of new crown pneumonia, Apple products that rely heavily on the global industrial chain are also feeling the pressure, in addition to the release of product surging, unreleased new products have also been tested in this outbreak, the most important to Apple will be in the second half of this year’s 5G iPhone.
The first was a delay in development, with rumors that a 5G iPhone, originally scheduled to work with a processor in early March, had been delayed, and the U.S. outbreak that led to employees having to work from home further slowed development. As a result, there are growing rumours that the release of the 5G iPhone may be delayed this fall, and last week it emerged that Apple had begun discussions internally about the possibility of delaying the release of the new 2020 iPhone by several months.
But in a report released today, Bloomberg said this year’s 5G iPhone will not be released late and will still be available at the traditional fall launch. “There are signs that Apple’s main processing plants in China are slowly getting back on track. With mass production set to begin before the summer, the next generation of 5G-enabled iPhones will still be available in the fall as planned, people familiar with the matter said. “
Earlier industry analyst Guo Mingxuan had predicted that Apple could launch four 5G iPhones this fall, the 6.7-inch version with the largest screen, the 5.4-inch version with the smallest screen, and two 6.1-inch versions. The new iPhone is expected to feature a flat-frame design similar to the iPhone 4, and the high-end model will feature the liDAR lidar scanner camera from the new iPad Pro.
While the 5G iPhone may be available on time, Apple’s future new products are likely to be affected as global supply chains are being tested by a new pneumonia outbreak, and while the outbreak in China is nearing its end, the impact of the shutdown caused by the outbreak remains bleak.