Apple CFO Luca Maestri today confirmed that Apple is expecting to release its iPhone 12 lineup later than usual. His remarks came during today’s third fiscal quarter of 2020 earnings call.
Maestri said that Apple last year started selling iPhones in late September, but this year, Apple projects its new handsets will be “available a few weeks later.”
Maestri’s remarks confirm multiple rumors that Apple’s 2020 iPhone lineup would be delayed beyond their typical September readiness date. Most rumors have expressed October as the month the new iPhones would hit shelves.
While the availability of the 2020 iPhone 12 lineup may be delayed until October, we still might see an unveiling of the new models in September. Apple unveiled its iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR devices in September 2018, although the iPhone XR didn’t hit shelves until October.
Qualcomm on Wednesday shared its third-quarter earnings report and indicated that Apple’s 5G-capable 2020 iPhone 12 lineup may see a “slight delay.”