Apple is delaying the manufacturing ramp-up of its flagship iPhones coming later this 12 months by a few month because the coronavirus pandemic has weakened world shopper demand and disrupted manufacturing throughout Asia, the Wall Road Journal reported citing folks conversant in the matter.
Apple is forging forward with plans to launch 4 new iPhone fashions later this 12 months, the report added citing sources. The brand new fashions will probably be enabled with 5G connectivity that guarantees low response occasions and sooner web.
The Nikkei had reported in late March that Apple was making ready to probably delay the launch of its first 5G iPhones.
The WSJ report on Monday added that Apple was slashing the variety of handsets that it plans to make within the second half of this 12 months by as a lot as 20%.
The corporate, which historically unveils new iPhones in September, launched a smaller iPhone priced at $399 earlier this month. Apple didn’t instantly reply to Reuters’ request for remark.