As we are at the end of the March, it is clear that whatever spring event Apple iPhone had planned for this month is not happening as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, but that did not stop Apple from announcing a few new devices this week. On Wednesday, Apple introduced a new iPad Pro and a discounted MacBook Air, both of which we assure would have been highlighted at a spring event, had the virus not turned the whole world upside down.
The star of the show, though, was nowhere to be found. Some of the multiple reports have suggested that Apple had been forced to delay the release of the iPhone 9 as supply chains all across the globe are being disrupted by the outbreak. As such, we did not expect to see the sequel to the 2016 iPhone SE any time soon, but a reliable source now also claims that the phone has just entered mass production.
According to the report, Apple has begun iPhone 9 mass production. In a follow up to the tweet below, the report also claimed that Apple is working with the Chinese manufacturer BYD to speed up the production process.
All of this is to say that the report has proven to be a reliable source of leaks, though it is just a leak, so take it with a grain of salt. It also means that we are probably a few weeks out from the official announcement. But if Apple is confident that it can build up enough supply to meet the inevitable demand that will follow for an iPhone rumored to cost $399, a reveal might not be too far out.
Apple iPhone 12 Delayed?
As for the bad news, when asked about the 5G iPhone 12 delay report that has been making rounds, the report revealed that the flagship phone is majorly delayed and that we might not see it until November. Apply as of now reveals and releases its latest flagship iPhone in the month of September, but the pandemic might force its hand in 2020.