Apple has recently stated that they will be pushing back the rollout of the new iPhone by a few weeks. Apple’s CEO, Luca Maestri, had this to say in a recent earnings call to investors: “Last year we started selling new iPhones in late September, this year we expect supply to be available a few weeks later.”
No direct details were shared from the tech giant as to why the delay has occurred However, speculation has been rolling in from the media for weeks. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this year that Apple was internally calling for delays to their mass production, and others hinted that a delay for the new phone was on a horizon.
With the annual iPhone often being announced around September, and shipped by the end of the month, it’s uncertain if the showcase will take place. Speculation hints at an October announcement, but others suspect it could be as late as November before we hear about the new iPhone.
Delays from Apple are no new occurrence. Both the iPhone X, and the iPhone 8, also experienced delays around their release due to production issues. The phones made it to the shelves only a few weeks later.
Unlike the previous delays, however, this one comes with a hint of uncharismatic silence. Many in the tech industry believe this may be a hint to a much larger delay, due to logistical issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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