New reports suggest that Apple fans will have to wait a little longer for Apple’s next iPhone. The tech giant indicated that supplies of a potential new iPhone 12 would be likely delayed because of the current pandemic.
Apple had earlier warned investors in February that iPhone sales and product supplies across its lineup would likely be hit by the coronavirus situation.
According to Apple’s CFO, Luca Maestri “As you know, last year we started selling iPhones in late September. This year, we project supply to be available a few weeks later,”
Reports also indicate that all of Apple’s product categories other than the iPhone will likely see strong sales, particularly because of the upcoming back-to-school shopping season and the upheaval in work and school as a result of COVID-19.
“We’ve got a fantastic lineup of products and we know that these products are incredibly relevant, especially given the current circumstances,” Maestri said.
But In April, the tech giant said manufacturing for it’s products had returned to normal. But on Wednesday, chipmaker Qualcomm warned of “the delay of a global 5G flagship phone launch.” The company’s cellular technology is expected to help power the next iPhone.
Though, Apple has said it still expects to have “a strong back to school season,” which is a popular time for students to buy products such as Macs and iPads. The company said its inventory of the products is “constrained,” which could indicate Apple won’t meet customer demand.