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Another report hints that the iPhone 12 will ship (slightly) later than usual

Broadcom, an Apple supplier, says that a ramp-up of annual chip shipments will be later than usual this year, underscoring rumors that the next iPhone will ship later than the usual late September release date, notes Reuters.

A May report at Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) offered details on Apple’s upcoming iPhone 12 line-up, which I find believable. The report says there will be four different models: the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 (starting at US$649), the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Max (starting at $749), the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro (starting at $999), and the iPhone 12 Pro Max (starting at $1,099).

DSCC says that all models will have a flexible OLED display from Samsung and/or BOE and LG Display. The report also says that the Pro and Pro oMax models will have XDR [extreme dynamic range] screen. XDR performance on its monitors is specified by Apple as 1000 nits of full screen brightness, 1600 nits of peak brightness, 1M:1 contrast, 10-bits of color and ~100% P3 wide color gamut. DSCC says the Pro Max will have a quad camera system (including a LiDAR TOF camera and a 12MP front camera).

DSCC said that panel production will start six weeks later than usual, so launch time for the iPhone 12 will be September or October. I think the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Max will be available in late September, but the higher-end models won’t ship until mid- to late-October.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.