Apple is all set to release the iPhone 12 in two stages, with the 6.1-inch model coming out first, followed by the 5.4-inch and the 6.7-inch models.
The iPhone 12 launch was delayed this year due to the global health crisis, meaning that it will not be available in September. MacRumors mentioned four OLED models coming out this year, but speculated that it was not clear whether the models will have a staggered release.
A report published by DigiTimes mentions supply chain sources suggesting a phased release to the much-awaited iPhone 12. The report said, “Apple may launch its 5G iPhones in two stages, with two 6.1-inch models in the first and another two 6.7- and 5.4-inch devices in the second, the sources said, adding that suppliers of SLP (substrate-like PCB) mainboards for the former models have recently kicked off shipments, with those for the latter to start in late August.”
The 6.7-inch and 6.1-inch will be high-end models with a triple-camera setup, while the 5.4-inch and another 6.1-inch model will land in the more affordable range of the iPhone 12. The affordable range will most probably host a dual-camera setup.
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo spoke about the matter, stating that all iPhones to come out in 2020 were going to be 5G phones, and would probably not carry wired EarPods in the box. This would be done to drive the demand for AirPods.
There will be a significant delay in rolling out later models of the iPhone 12, causing the staggered releases to see the light of day in Q4 2020.
Morning Tick previously reported the delayed launch of Apple Inc.’s most important product in 2020, last week, with CFO Luka Maestri saying the iPhone 12 will be “available a few weeks later”.