Apple has delayed the release of its next-generation iPhone – iPhone 12 by several weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Usually, the presentation of new iPhones took place in the first weeks of September, but this year the company presented only new Apple Watch and iPad models at the annual event.
iPhone 12 series will start from $749 without a charger or headphones
The presentation of the iPhone 12 line is now expected in October, and today there is new information regarding the price of the device. And it contradicts previous rumors. Earlier it was reported that the iPhone 12 will have the same starting price as the current generation iPhone, which is $699 for the base model.
Sources now claim that it was impossible to keep the price of the iPhone 12 at last year’s level. This is due to an increase in the cost of components and support for fifth-generation networks. So this year the starting price of the iPhone 12 could be $749.
We should add that numerous informants confirm the lack of headphones and a charger in the iPhone12 package. Apple will sell the 20W charger separately.
In the meantime, we have to wait for Apple to announce the official date for the presentation of the iPhone12.
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Apple has already started the mass production of the iPhone 12
There are a few days left before the Apple presentation, and the company is preparing for it. According to the new information, Apple is already ready for mass production of the iPhone 12 series, and the company also plans to launch the iPhone 12 on sale in late September or early October.
Apple hopes to have up to 80 million 5G iPhones from all its factories by the end of the year, according to the new data. The rest should be produced in early 2021. According to rumors, of the projected 80 million, 40% will be the iPhone12 Max.
According to the head of the supply chain, Apple has managed to reduce delays from several months to several weeks. The final assembly of some iPhone12 models will take place in early October.
Supply sources also report that Apple has already begun mass production of AirTags, long-announced Bluetooth trackers that should help you avoid losing any important items.
In addition, Apple has increased production of future iPads. With up to 27 million units reportedly slated to ship between September and December. It’s also interesting that according to some rumors, Apple is not planning a new version of the iPhone SE in 2021.