Production of the iPhone 12 Pro Max could be delayed until October

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By Chris Smith @chris_writes April 21st 2020 at 7:20 PM

The iPhone 11 still leads the US iPhone sales market, with that one model accounting for over a third of the total units sold at the start of 2020 according to CIRP.

First impressions and reviews of the new iPhone SE are now out, with many praising the device's flagship performance at a budget-friendly price.

The four new iPhones will include two iPhone 12 handsets, one with a 5.4 inch display and one with a 6.1 inch display.

The iPhone SE is not just a good deal. He had originally predicted this model would launch during the first half of 2021 but now believes Apple's timeline has changed.

Stating that the engineering verification process of the four new iPhone models that Apple will release is delayed by one month due to the closure of 5G mmWave test laboratories under the coronavirus measures, Kuo expects production of the 6.1-inch and 5.4-inch iPhone 12 models to start in September, while the 6.7-inch model will begin mass production in October. says he will enter in.

So, if you are biding time until you see a 5.5-inch version of the new iPhone SE, you could be waiting until at least the second half of 2021.

Kuo's predictions are not limited to these. This means Apple is likely to use a staggered release, or in waves, to push the new generation to the market. Apple has done this in the past, with the releases of the iPhone X and iPhone XR.

The mmWave iPhone will be pushed back because the design of the antenna in package (AiP) changes in early April.

Because Apple's relevant test lab is now closed due to coronavirus lockdown measures, releasing the phone in September as normal will be tricky.

Kuo also reports that mmWave supported iPhones will also face a slight delay. Kuo predicts that, if the pandemic "can't be controlled well until July", then shipments of the mmWave iPhone will decrease to between five and 10 percent of normal.

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