Apple 'scrambling' to avoid iPhone launch delay

Foxconn says to expect 5G 2020 Apple iPhone models to be available for the holidays

According to him, Apple intends to launch the new phone between April 13 and April 19.

If iPhone 9 hits a claimed $399 price point, that's a lot of silicon for not a lot of money.

Three colors, five cases, and a 256GB version The same reputable source claims the 2020 iPhone SE will be made available in three colors at launch - White, Black, and PRODUCT (Red).

Although that means the comments aren't particularly relating to the iPhone 12 directly, many believe that to be one of the products the company is referencing when it says there may be further delays. The same SoC will be powers the 2020 iPhone SE.

On a related note, there's word Apple's preparing a Plus-branded variant of the new iPhone SE.

That has proved to be problematic since Apple's supply chain partners are used to play a supporting role to the company's USA engineering teams. Targeting cost-conscious consumers, the handset is expected to pair an external design borrowed from the 2-year-old iPhone 8 with contemporary innards like an A13 Bionic processor with 3GB of RAM. It was more of a compact smartphone with a 4-inch screen. A 5.4-inch model, two 6.1-inch models, and a 6.7-inch model are expected to debut. A bulk of the company's supply partners, including primary manufacturer Foxconn, are located in China. "Apple's new flagship models are usually unveiled in September, so the 5G phones are months away".

The report also reiterates that Apple CEO Tim Cook has regularly kept in touch with employees since the outbreak started.

The latest iPhone model is marketed as iPhone 11 and that number quickly shows customers it's newer than the iPhone XS/XR, iPhone X, and iPhone 8.

It seems certain that Apple will launch a new, cheaper model at some point if only to simplify its product offering around devices with similar components, but with the coronavirus pandemic affecting every level of logistics there's room for more variation than usual as to when such a product might arrive.

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