Regardless of the delay within the launch of the iPhone 12 sequence this 12 months as a result of pandemic, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that Apple will likely be launching the iPhone 13 sequence as per its common timeframe.
The analyst additionally famous that the mass manufacturing of the iPhone 13 sequence in 2021 will begin as per Apple’s common pre-Covid timeframe. This implies the iPhone 13 sequence ought to enter into mass manufacturing in late June or July earlier than they go on sale in late September. This 12 months as a result of pandemic, the mass manufacturing of the iPhone 12 sequence was delayed by a couple of weeks, with the units launching a month later than common.
Kuo additionally claims in his observe that demand for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Professional sequence is powerful which has led to a scarcity of wide-angle digicam lens thereby resulting in prolonged transport occasions. He additionally stated that the iPhone 12 Professional demand has been sturdy than anticipated, although he expects demand to wane off a bit from Q1 2021. This may also result in a drop in TSMC’s capability utilization because it must fabricate fewer A-series chips.
The final quarter of the 12 months is normally the height season for Apple, with virtually all of its merchandise being in excessive demand. That is additionally the explanation why the iPhone 12 sequence is briefly provide regardless of the pandemic.
Whereas the mass manufacturing of the iPhone 13 sequence will likely be as per the common timeframe, it stays to be seen if Apple will unveil the brand new iPhones in September subsequent 12 months or not. Doing that may imply the iPhone 12 sequence would have a shell lifetime of round 10 months solely.