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Apple iPhone with 5G on schedule for a fall launch; future products may be delayed

A new report outlined that the smartphone maker is on schedule to launch its upcoming flagship Apple iPhone with 5G connectivity. This information is in line with the claims published earlier in the month.

  • Published: March 31, 2020 3:15 PM IST
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Technology giant Apple is likely working on its next-generation hardware products include the iPhone 2020 lineup and more. In addition, this work seems to have been interrupted by the ongoing global pandemic coronavirus. However, a new report outlined that the smartphone maker is on schedule to launch its upcoming flagship Apple iPhone with 5G connectivity. This information is in line with the claims published earlier in the month. The report revealed that Foxconn has increased the signing bonuses “significantly” to attract more workers. It also outlined other reasons that are behind the unaffected launch schedule for the upcoming iPhone. Let’s dig deeper into the new report. Also Read - Apple iPhone XS, Realme X2, Samsung Galaxy S9 discounted on Flipkart: Check prices

Apple iPhone with 5G still on track for a timely launch; details

According to a report from Bloomberg, the primary reason for the unaffected launch timeline is the timeline for mass production. The Apple iPhone with 5G is scheduled to go under mass production in May 2020. This gives Foxconn enough time to hire new workers for iPhone manufacturing. It is also worth noting that we have seen a number of other reports likely contradicting the timely launch. A Reuters report from last week stated that the company has postponed the production ramp-up. However, the report noted that it was possible that they may not affect the scheduled launch timeline. Also Read - Apple iPhone XR at effective price of Rs 35,400: How to get this deal

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In the meantime, another report noted that Foxconn or Apple had not asked suppliers to postpone the volume production of components. As noted previously, Apple is likely to launch four iPhone 12 smartphones in the fall. These include a 5.4-inch model, two 6.1-inch models, and a 6.7-inch model. All these devices will feature OLED display along with 5G connectivity. Also Read - Flipkart Big Shopping Days: Check out offers on Apple iPhone XS, Realme 5 Pro, Pixel 3A, Redmi K20 series, more

The report noted that all the devices may feature a new design with a flat-edged metal frame. We have seen a similar design in the iPad Pro and the old iPhone 4. Beyond this, the report also noted that disruptions in a wider supply chain network could delay other Apple products. This is likely because Foxconn is just one part of the manufacturing. The disruption ins likely to affect future devices including the high-end iPhone set to launch in 2021. This device is likely to ditch the Lightning connector for a “completely wireless experience”.

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  • Published Date: March 31, 2020 3:15 PM IST



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