Technology companies limit travel, cancel big events, and fight off increasing false information on their platforms due to the Corona virus pandemic ( COVID-19 ).
The wait for Apple fans may soon be over. According to Forbes, Apple said that with the reduction of new Corona virus infections in China, it opened factories and with this development, the iPhone 9 entered the so-called mass production. This news means that the iPhone 9 launch will take place soon.
Apple’s next big launch iPhone 9 (or ) entered mass production according to technology analyst Jon Prosser. The decision was originally changed for phones planned for release in late March. Because Apple was struggling with epidemic-related production issues.
According to Forbes’ reports, sources speaking to Bank of America previously claimed that the new device would be delayed for months, and Cult of Mac reported that iPhone 9 would be “indefinitely” delayed last week. However, now it is claimed that Apple is distributing production among new suppliers to speed up the process.
While the claims for the technology industry hit by the Corona virus epidemic are increasing day by day, it was said that it would be delayed for the introduction of the iPhone 12 .
Apple’s supply chain from Bloomberg makes it clear how Corona is affected by the virus. The impact is observed both in China, where Apple has production facilities, and in other countries where Apple’s parts are produced in other countries.
According to the report, iPhone 12 devices, including the expected 5G iPhone, do not have to be waited for production to begin until May. Currently uncertain, but production in China and other markets can continue.
In China, when the Corona virus outbreak began, many factories and production facilities closed production or slowed production. As a result, some iPhones, such as the iPhone 11 series, have become more difficult to find in stores.
While this is exciting news for the iPhone 12, Bloomberg’s report is highlighted that there is a possibility that the timeline may shift if the company fails to solve problems at the factories during the year. China seems to continue production on Apple devices. Rumors suggest that Apple’s affordable iPhone 9, which is expected to start in mid-2020, is already in production.
In addition, new iPad Pro 2020 models and new MacBook Air laptops were just announced before the report. Bloomberg suggests that these devices might have been manufactured in early January, without increasing cases in China. There is also the effect that the corona virus’s main effect on Apple products is the reduction in the number of iPhone 11 devices. We started to hear rumors about how the next iPhone 12 series would be, but based on Apple’s annual schedule, it’s hard to give the date of a launch event.