After coronavirus lockdowns in China and the U.S. put the technology giant behind timeline, the Nikkei Asian Review confirmed, unnamed sources, Apple is urging suppliers to cut manufacturing problems for its next-generation iPhone range.
The iPhone manufacturer is set to announce four devices of three separate screen sizes in its 5 G range and expects uncertainties ranging between four weeks to two months for mass development of those, said Nikkei
Apple acquires almost all of the iPhones in China but its headquarters in Cupertino , California, houses the production department and other roles. Earlier this year, the factories which assemble Apple’s iPhones were shut down during the height of the coronavirus pandemic in China. They have been reopening ever since.
Yet California implemented a “shelter-in-place” order in March that impacted Apple ‘s workers. Some of Apple ‘s workers went back to the business headquarters in June seeking to have the iPhone launched on time, the press release announced.
Sources told the Nikkei Asian Summary that Apple is now less likely to delay the 5 G iPhones launch until 2021. The newspaper stated that three months earlier that had been the worse case situation that encountered.
Apple typically has its new iPhones announced in September. The Nikkei said uncertainties on when the business will usually be operating with that timeframe were recorded.
Apple ‘s competitors like Samsung and Huawei are now on the market with 5G-capable products. Although the next-generation networks are not that common, they are evolving quite rapidly in some countries such as China and South Korea. Some analysts see the release of a 5 G iPhone as a potential catalyst for stepping up Apple ‘s stock.
Apple has also instructed its manufacturers to build more than 45 million units of older iPhone versions — iPhone XR, iPhone 11, and iPhone SE — to keep up its selling momentum, Nikkei reported.