Apple to postpone flagship iPhones mass production in 2020: WSJ

Apple to postpone flagship iPhones mass production in 2020: WSJ


Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is halting the launch of its new iPhones coming up about a month later this year as the coronavirus epidemic has decreased global market demand and disrupted supply in Asia, the Wall Street Journal reported here citing people familiar with the matter.

Apple is moving ahead as planned to launch four new iPhone models later this year, citing sources included in the article.

The latest models will be allowed with 5 G technology promising low response times and fast internet access.

Late March the Nikkei announced here that Apple was planning to likely postpone the launch of the first 5 G iPhones.

Monday's WSJ article added that Apple was cutting the amount of devices it plans to produce by as much as 20 per cent in the second half of this year.

The company, which usually announces new iPhones in September, launched a small iPhone earlier this month, priced at $399.


Image: People wearing masks wait in line outside an Apple store in Seoul on April 18.