Luca Maestri, Apple’s chief financial officer, confirmed during the company’s quarterly earnings meeting that the upcoming iPhone 2020 series would not go according to plan. According to the Android Authority, this means that the iPhone 12 release date could be October instead of September. Over the years, Apple launched the latest iPhone in early September and then offered mobile phones for sale at the end of the month (usually two weeks after the event).
Maestri said that compared to last year’s iPhone 11 line, this year’s iPhone 12 line will hit shelves a few weeks later. However, Maestri did not disclose much-related information but there have been some speculations about this release schedule.
Recent rumors suggest Apple will continue with its usual launch plan, meaning the iPhone 12 launch event may take place in early September, but the product will only be released in October or later than before the iPhone is available in stores.
Although this is not the usual way of Apple, but the late product also happened. For example, when Apple announced the iPhone X at the September event, the phone did not hit shelves until November, even though the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus debuted on the same day sold within the usual time frame.