Apple component supplier Broadcom today suggested that some 2020 iPhone models could see a delayed launch, due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis.
Bloomberg reports Broadcom CEO Hock Tan today discussed a “major product cycle delay” at a “large North American mobile phone” company. While there was no direct mention of Apple, as pointed out by Bloomberg, Tan often uses that very phrase to describe Apple.
Tan mentioned the situation as an explanation for why revenue expected by Broadcom will come one quarter later than usual in 2020.
“We are in,” Hock said, referring Broadcom components in the iPhone. “The question is timing.”
“This year, we do not expect to see this uptick in revenue until our fourth fiscal quarter,” the CEO added. “So accordingly, we expect, our wireless revenue in Q3 will be down sequentially.”
Rumors have been mixed as far as 2020 iPhone release dates but most indicate Apple will unveil new devices this fall. However, the actual release of some of those devices could be delayed.