5G iPhone may not launch in September, hints Qualcomm

NEW DELHI: It seems that Apple fans will have to wait a little longer for the 5G-enabled iPhone. Recently, Qualcomm announced its Q3 earnings report in which it was indicated that Apple’s upcoming 5G iPhone might face a delay. The chipset maker highlight “partial impact from the delay of a global 5G flagship phone launch” for its fourth-quarter projections which include the months of July, August, and September.
As reported by The Verge, Qualcomm might have confirmed that at lease some iPhone 12 models will not be available in September, unlike every year. The chief financial officer at Qualcomm Akash Palkhiwala also mentioned that some of its 5H chips which were ready to be shipped in September have been pushed until the end of this year.
Qualcomm did not mention the name of any particular company but given that iPhone launches in September every year, it is expected that this time they will get delayed.
It is expected that Apple might launch four new iPhones this year with 5G connectivity support by Qualcomm’s modems. The yet to launch iPhones will include support for both versions of 5G: sub-6 GHz 5G and mmWave 5G.
Recently, the tipster Jon Posser also confirmed that this year the iPhone 12 and the new iPad will launch in October instead of September. This year the company will bring iPhones with three different screen sizes — 5.4-inch, 6.7-inch, and 6.1-inch.
It is expected that the company might incorporate the new A14 chipset in the iPhone 12 series. The iPhones with 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch are said to pack 4GB of RAM. On the other hand, the iPhone with a 6.7-inch display is said to come with 6GB of RAM and 512GB internal storage. Rumours also suggest that this year the company will be replacing the 64GB storage variant with 128GB storage version.

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