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Apple studies delayed for “several months” the next iPhone by the coronavirus

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MADRID Updated:26/03/2020 11:08h

The storm of uncertainty that has been placed on technology companies by the brunt of the coronavirus Covid-19 may he had scourged him very hard to their accounts of results. Many companies have had to postpone the presentation event, to postpone releases or cancel projects. A strange quarter that you can change the plans of brands such as Apple. The technology giant, which by tradition presents its new iPhone in September, you can delay your conference several months.

It is not confirmed a launch event Keynote fall, but based on previous years it is assumed that in September is expected arrival of the next model of iPhone, which presumably, and in the absence of an official, may be called the iPhone 12. According to a report, “Asian Nikkei Review”, the american company is studying the possibility of delaying by two months the launch of the next mobile device.

A decision is not yet taken, they point to internal sources, and that could affect their income. The iPhone represents 60% of the overall turnover of the company. Is your product a star and, although, with time it has diversified its lines of business, the “smartphone” are still his main source of income.

The current coronavirus outbreak has hampered the supply chain of Apple. One of the sources of Nikkei ensures that the company is not willing to take the risk of a possible “lukewarm reception” of what may be its first iPhone compatible with the connections 5G. “You need your first mobile 5G to be a success,” stressed the same sources. The company already is a year behind compared to Samsung and Huawei, its most direct competitors, which last year launched their first devices compatible with the new networks of the fifth generation.

For the moment, many employees are teletrabajando to comply with the requirements of confinement, which in turn can affect the initial plans of the firm for the next few months. The decision, point to the sources consulted, it is still not taken in a definitive manner until, at least, may. Everything will depend on how events unfold, although the information that have been aired are somewhat confusing because it is also believed that he will continue everything as planned. Even does not rule out that it is delayed until next year.

Recently, Apple launched new technology products in the middle of the pandemic coronavirus as a renewal of the notebook computer MacBook Air and two new models of iPad Pro with a revolutionary laser scanner and a keyboard with a “trackpad”. Their developers conference WWDC has become an online event.

Translated from ABC News https://www.abc.es/tecnologia/moviles/telefonia/abci-apple-estudia-retrasar-varios-meses-proximo-iphone-coronavirus-202003261059_noticia.html

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