Several reports have come out indicating that production in China is returning to normal. This means that companies like Apple and Samsung can already begin to breathe a sigh of relief regarding the production of mobile phones. However, this does not mean that there are no delays.
According to YouTuber Jon Prosser, Apple is two months behind the production of the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro. This delay could result in the new iPhones being introduced only in November. It would be similar to the iPhone X in 2017.
Jon Prosser says the cause of the delay will be COVID-19 because of two situations: the slowdown in production in China to contain the virus and the travels that Apple executives make to China to supervise iPhones before the launch.
To make matters worse, the company refuses to carry out these checks remotely, by video call, insisting on having people check everything by hand. As such, the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro are likely to arrive two months late.
Normally, Apple would have iPhones almost ready by now
Prosser says that under normal conditions, Apple would already have iPhones going through the final stages of production around this time of year. In April, mobile phones would already be finalized in terms of specifications or features. The rest of the months until September would only serve to fine-tune details and smooth edges.
However, according to Prosser, Apple hasn’t even started its engineering or production tests yet. Therefore, iOS users must prepare for a delayed or even failed product. Will we have a failure on the way?
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