Apple to delay mass production of flagship iPhones – report

Company still reportedly planning to release four new iPhone models later this year

Apple is delaying the production ramp-up of its flagship iPhones coming later this year by about a month as the coronavirus pandemic has weakened global consumer demand and disrupted manufacturing across Asia, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has reported citing people familiar with the matter.

Apple is forging ahead with plans to release four new iPhone models later this year, the report added.

The new models will be enabled with 5G connectivity. The Nikkei had reportedin late March that Apple was preparing to possibly delay the launch of its first 5G iPhones.


The WSJ report on Monday added that Apple was slashing the number of handsets that it plans to make in the second half of this year by as much as 20 per cent.

The company, which traditionally unveils new iPhones in September, released a smaller iPhone priced at $399 (€368) earlier this month. Apple did not immediately respond to Reuters’ request for comment. – Reuters