fewer units in production according to a report

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When the summer is over, all eyes will be on Apple to meet the new iPhone. There are many ways Apple fans are waiting for the launch of the new family. The first is precisely the variety, as they could reach up to four different iPhone 12s according to the latest rumors. A facelift in design is also expected, which breaks with that “smell” of iPhone X that has been in the environment for years. Of course, the 5G technology will be an important protagonist in the new technical specifications.

Apple has kept the brake on with 5G technology, while the Android manufacturers, in their fierce competition, have run the bill to put in the hands of many users, a technology that they can hardly use in the world. The development of 5G, its infrastructure and commercial offer is still in its infancy, but it is expected that from 2021 and if the COVID-19 crisis does not prevent it, it will be the year of its total expansion.

iPhone 12 concept

IPhone 12 concept

Half units

And this party will not be without Apple, so nobody doubts that the iPhone 12 (maybe not all) will have 5G capabilities for the first time in history. However, it is precisely the development of 5G and this race that could make Apple arrive with far fewer units than expected. According to a DigiTimes report, Apple has cut iPhone 12 shipping forecast in half by 2020, going from the initially planned 30-40 million to 15-20 million units.

Some sources indicate that this is due to competition in developing and assembling 5G compatible mmWave equipment. However, the real reason could be in Apple’s estimate for lower sales, due to the crisis in the COVID-19 and the stagnation of the world economy of the past few months and those to come in 2021. This would have caused Apple to take cautiously the production of its next iPhone 12.

iphone production

Up to four models

Still, rumors about the iPhone 12 continue unabated, and will have a greater incidence as the device submission date approaches. As we say, it is possible that not all new iPhones are compatible with 5G. However, the fact that there are going to be four models is something that is practically taken for granted. The stakes are on the side of a standard iPhone 12 reaching 5.4 inches, as well as an iPhone 12 Max iPhone 12 Pro with a 6.1-inch screen. Finally, the iPhone 12 Pro Max would go up to 6.7 inches. Apple’s strategy would be to respect the prices of the previous generation.

Written by David Girao

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