During the company’s quarterly earnings call,
’s chief financial officer Luca Maestri confirmed that there will be a delay in the availability of the iPhone 12, however, no date was announced.
Now, tipster Jon Prosser has taken to Twitter to announce the alleged dates of the launch and availability of all the products that Apple is expected to launch this year.
As per his tweet, Apple will launch the
via a press release around September 7. As for the iPhone 12 models, he claims that the basic iPhone 12 models will be launched around October 12, which is also said to be the date on which it becomes available for pre-order. These new iPhones, as per Prosser, will start shipping around October 19. As for the iPhone 12 Pro models, the company is said to be making them available for both pre-order and shipping in November, even though there is no date revealed.
w/c = week commencing (for context) With the staggered release of iPhone 12 and uncertainty of final dates for Pr… https://t.co/0e0HNGNLGb— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) 1597273106000
As a disclaimer, Prosser says that it is possible that Apple may change these dates as there is a “staggered release of iPhone 12 and uncertainty of final dates for Pro models.”
As mentioned, Maestri last month only confirmed the delay and not the exact time period by which there will be a delay in the launch of Apple products. “As you know, last year we started selling iPhones in late September. This year, we expect supply to be available a few weeks later,” he said.
A recent report by Japanese site MacOtakara also suggested that the launch of the 2020 lineup may be delayed till late-October. The report cited sources in the supply in China and claimed that the delay will be as a result of the impact of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. As per the report, not only will the LTE versions be launched by October end- the 5G models are expected to be made available in November.