Apple confirms delays to the release of year’s iPhones

Apple’s CFO Luca Maestri has confirmed that the release of the iPhone 12 will be later than usual this year. He did so during the company’s Q3 2020 earnings call on Thursday.

He explained that Apple released new iPhones in September last year. While covering what investors could expect from Apple in Q4 2020, Maestri said that Apple is now expecting new iPhones to come “a few weeks later”.

Apple released the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and Pro Max in September 2019, with the A13 Bionic chip, Liquid Retina and OLED displays, ultra-wide cameras and new colours.

“I said in my remarks that a year ago we launched new iPhone in late September. And I said that this year, the supply of the new product will be a few weeks later than that.”

The announcement is unprecedented and any delays to product releases aren’t usually revealed by Apple. It means that the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro will likely be available from the middle of October. It’s not known if an announcement will take place before this.

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