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iPhone 12 line-up to launch this year, but roll-out could be delayed by a month

Apple will launch its iPhone 12 lineup this year after all despite some rumors to the contrary, but they’ll likely be delayed a month since mass production is running behind due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Last year Apple shipped the iPhone 11 line-up in September. If the WSJ is correct — and I suspect it is — the iPhone 12 models would ship in October or perhaps November.

As expected, the tech giant will release four new models, some with 5G connectivity. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who is usually on target with his prognostications Apple is planning four 5G-enabled iPhones is forecasting one 5.4-inch model, two 6.1-inch models, and one 6.7-inch model, all with OLED displays

Speaking of the iPhone 12, the Economic Daily News claims the line-up will sport under-display fingerprint scanner technology. The Sellers Research Group (that’s me) is a bit dubious of this rumor.

Speaking of smartphones, DigiTimes claims that global smartphone shipments are expected to contract by 15% on year to 1.15 billion units in 2020, as major brands including Apple, Samsung, and Huawei have all cut their shipment targets for the year in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.

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.