The iPhone 12 may be attractive as Apple’s first smartphone with 5G capabilities, though new reports suggest that product sales may be lower than its predecessor.
A DigiTimes report shows that sales of the next-generation iPhone will hit between 63 and 68 million units in the second half of this year, fewer than their predecessors. This is related to a decrease of about 5 million compared to the iPhone 11 series in 2019. One of the consequences of this decline is due to production delays where the iPhone 12 can, as usual, delay the launch from 4 to 4. 6 weeks as usual, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Also, the increasing number of unemployed in the US could impact iPhone 12 sales, impacting up to 10 million units in the second half of 2020. And yet, the WeChat chat app. China’s being banned from the App Store in China could also cause iPhone 12 production to drop by nearly 10% in 2020. This figure is much lower than the initial estimate of 190 million units shipped.
Of course it’s too early to tell how successful Apple’s new iPhone series will be in the market. Although there is a delay in release, with those being the first iPhones with 5G networks, Apple can fully utilize it to attract shoppers.