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We know Apple will launch its next iPhone line up sometime this fall, but when exactly? COVID-19 is apparently causing a delay and leaker Jon Prosser today claimed iPhone 12 and new iPads will debut in October.
Prosser has been quiet lately, after his Apple leaks failed to materialize during WWDC, while he also got caught up in sharing fake AirPower images. But in his latest tweet from earlier today, all he said was “iPhone 12” and “New iPads”, along with “October”.
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) July 29, 2020
His other recent prediction pegs a new iMac, coming in August. A recent rumour from 9to5Mac claimed a new Intel iMac would be coming possibly this week.
Earlier today, Reuters reported Qualcomm noted its Q4 chip revenue would be lower than expected, due to a delayed “flagship phone launch”, according to the company’s CFO, Akash Palkhiwal. He said the company would make up for lost units in Q1 instead.
Analysts believe the CFO is referring to Apple’s 2020 iPhone line up, which are expected to use Qualcomm 5G chips.
“We’re seeing a partial impact from the delay of a flagship phone launch. And so what we’ve seen is a slight delay that pushes some of the units out from the September quarter to the December quarter for us,” Palkhiwal told Reuters.
The timing of Prosser’s tweet suggests he is corroborating the Reuters story. But again, with Apple normally debuting new iPhones in September, any delay to October would not be unusual, still allowing for sales in the crucial holiday quarter.