Several supply chain analysts believe the release date of the new iPhone could be delayed by up to two months due to concerns about the new corona virus outbreak,media outlet Apple Insider reported. In banking’s investor report, the iPhone 12, which is thought to have a 5G feature, will be delayed by a month. The information came from supply chain expert Elliot Lan, who also believes the iPhone SE 2 was delayed by two months.
WaMSI Mohan, another analyst at Bank of America, said the release time would depend on increased production between now and May.
Over the past few months, the coVID-19 new coronavirus has continued to spread, and since then the total number of infections worldwide has exceeded 100,000. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says about half of those infected have recovered.
News of supply chain restrictions and shipment delays is nothing new. Apple Insider has previously reported on the spread of the virus and how it affects Apple.
The new coronavirus has now led to a big change in the economic situation in the United States. New York City retailers say they no longer receive new iPhone 11 models. Apple has advised employees to work from home, which has become the norm as the outbreak spreads. In the wake of similar events in China, tablet sales have risen overall, with people adjusting to working from home. In the U.S., it remains to be seen how segregation will affect Apple’s sales.
Still, Apple CEO Tim Cook is confident the situation is under control and supply constraints will only occur in a very short time. Apple’s supply chain is diverse and is expected to be manipulated to avert such a disaster.