Coronavirus: Apple to delay phone release.
One of the anticipated smartphones of 2020, the iPhone 9 (also rumoured as the iPhone SE 2) may be witnessing a delay all thanks to the coronavirus outbreak. Report from Taiwan claimed that Printed Circuit Board (PCB) orders for the phone have been pushed from the first to the second quarter of the year.
In a separate report, DigiTimes mentions that the iPhone has entered the stage of production verification in China. The iPhone is rumoured to have a 4.7-inch LCD panel and include a Touch ID home button. It is also likely to house Apple’s A13 chip and have 3GB of RAM with a price tag of about $399.
This means that while there may be some delay from what was reportedly planned earlier, we’ll get the chance to see the new affordable iPhone model sometime in the coming months.
It was originally speculated to kick off the mass production of the iPhone by the end of February with its official launch in the middle of March. However, the initial schedule was reportedly delayed until March due to the early impact of coronavirus in China.