The latest budget iPhone arrived this month to largely positive reviews. The next flagship, on the other hand, may have to wait. The COVID-19 pandemic is having all manner of knock-on effects on the global economy, and the supply chain is certainly not immune.
The Wall Street Journal this morning is reporting that the iPhone 12 may be among the devices impacted by unexpected issues. Apple is “pushing back the production ramp-up” of the new devices, per the report, owing to manufacturing issues in Asia and “weakened global consumer demand.”
This follows a number of similar reports of delays, with some putting the flagship smartphone’s launch at December, instead of the usual September/October timeframe. The current report, would likely put the phone’s release at around