DigiTimes says that Apple is “most likely” to unveil its next iPhone in September regardless of production hold-ups.
According to a record:
Apple is likely stick to its plans to unveil its next generation iPhone devices on a product event in September as it did in past years although this year’s production of new iPhones could be delayed until after June due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to sources familiar with the matter.”
That’s despite recent reports that the coronavirus episode might have an impact on the manufacturing of the apple iphone 12. If this most current report is right, it seems that Apple may want to persevere with a launch in September, even if supplies for its new gadgets are constricted.
A different DigiTimes record today suggests that Apple’s newest A14 chip, based on 5nm design, remains in really high demand. That report states:
Apple’s demand for 5nm A14 mobile application processors (AP) to support its 5G devices is likely to be 50-60% higher than that for its 7nm A13, highlighting the vendor’s determination to strengthen its market share in the 5G segment, according to industry sources.
TSMC was reported to have started manufacturing of the A14 chip as very early as the start of January. If the need is greater than 50% more than it was for the A13 chip, which powers the apple iphone 11 and 11 Pro designs, then it could show that Apple is anticipating a bumper year many thanks to the introduction of 5G into its phone lineup.