5G chipmaker Broadcom has confirmed a delay in its ramp-up of chip shipments into the final quarter of 2020, indicating that the Apple iPhone 12 lineup’s release will be delayed into the middle of October.
Reuters reports that back in June, Broadcom CEO Hock Tan admitted to a “major product cycle delay” at a “large North American mobile phone” company. While Apple was not mentioned by name, but this is phrasing Tan often uses to describe the Cupertino phone maker.
During a recent financial results call, Apple CFO Luca Maestri confirmed that this year’s new iPhones will be released later than normal. Maestri didn’t specify a specific timeframe, saying only that the handsets will be “available a few weeks later” than usual.
Broadcom earns a large part of its revenue from Apple. In 2019, one-fifth of the companies revenue came from supplying Apple.
This is just the latest of multiple reports indicating an October launch for the iPhone 12. Apple Watch Series 6 models, a new iPad Pro model, and the much-rumored AirTags are also expected to debut next month.