Apple’s iPhone Production Affected by Coronavirus Will Improve in Q2: Kuo

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Apple’s supply chain in China has been affected by the outbreak of coronavirus, with factories closing to contain the outbreak. But it appears things may be looking up for the iPhone production line, if one influential analyst’s predictions are correct.

Famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has previously warned of delayed in the iPhone maker’s supply chain, but he believes Q2 will see production improvements, according to a new research note, reports MacRumors:

iPhone camera lens shipments from supplier Genius Electronic Optical reportedly fell significantly over the past month, and supplies are dwindling. Kuo predicts there is about a month of lens inventory remaining, with significant production resuming in May at the earliest.

Looking forward to upcoming models, Kuo predicts the 2020 iPhones will maintain the same ultra-wide lens design as the iPhone 11.

Back in January, Kuo said 5G iPhone models were on track for 2020, while Apple would debut seven products in the first half of this year.

Numerous tech conferences such as Mobile World Congress, Facebook’s F8, Game Developers Conference have been cancelled or postponed, due to coronavirus concerns. With Apple expected to host its annual developer conference again in June, time will tell if the iPhone maker similarly decides to cancel the gathering of thousands of international developers in San Francisco (which has declared a state of emergency over coronavirus).