According to a new report from Cowen investment bank, the iPhone 12 series launch will be delayed by at least two months and will take place in November instead of the usual mid-September time-frame. Previous reports estimated a 1-month delay to both the launch and mass production timeframes due to the ongoing pandemic.
The new report also predicts a combined 35 million unit production output in Q2 2020 which would be 13% lower than the same period last year. Regardless of the actual iPhone 12 launch date, we should be getting 4 new models, all of which will support 5G connectivity and come with OLED panels with smaller notches. The screen diagonals will range between 5.4 and 6.7-inches with two 6.1-inch models in the middle. In terms of design, we’re expecting square casing in a nod to the iPad Pro.
On the internals side, Apple is expected to debut its A14 chipset based on TSMC’s 5nm process. RAM on the entry-level 5.4″ and 6.1″ iPhones will start at 4GB while the premium 6.1″ and 6.7″ models will get 6GB RAM and up to 512GB storage. There’s also talks of a 128GB base storage option replacing the current 64GB one.