Jeff Pu, a researcher at GF Securities, said the first MVP for the iPhone 12 was tested at the factory. Although this evaluation period is usually shorter, this time will be extended until the end of April – where Apple has planned several conferences – for models 5.4 and 6 (1 inch).
As for the successor of the iPhone 8, called iPhone SE2 or iPhone 9 according to rumors, it will be launched next week. Information that confirms several other hypotheses already formulated before, notably by sources close to Asian Apple subcontractors.
Also according to Pu’s predictions, the 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max will finish its large-scale production tests by mid-May, a schedule that is also behind schedule. COVID-19 is indeed causing additional delays among Asian manufacturers.
These postponements could sign the availability of the smallest iPhone 12s in September, with their big brother scheduled for October. A process similar to that implemented when the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR was released in 2018.
A new analyst report predicts that the iPhone 12 and SE (2) may be a little late.