Qualcomm today shared its third-quarter earnings report and hinted that Apple’s upcoming 5G iPhone may be delayed. Reuters. Qualcomm said its forecast for the fourth quarter may be affected by the “postponement of the global 5G flagship mobile phone release.”
Qualcomm Chief Financial Officer Akash Palkhiwala called the delay “minor”:
“We are seeing part of the impact of the delay in the launch of flagship phones. Therefore, what we are seeing is a slight delay, which delayed certain units from our September quarter to the December quarter.”
The fourth quarter covers July, August and September, and September is usually the month when Apple launches new smartphones. Taking into account the release schedule of other smart phones and the scale of Apple, even if Qualcomm refuses to be named Apple or Apple, Qualcomm is unlikely to mention the release of other smart phone products. iPhone.
Apple is using 5G chips in its Qualcomm iPhone 12 Product lineup, all models are expected to support 5G technology. There are multiple rumors that due to the ongoing global health crisis, Apple’s “iPhone” release will be postponed this year. Travel restrictions.
So far, there are rumors that the iPhone may be delayed for about a month, which suggests October launch Instead of September. It is not clear whether all iPhones Will be delayed, Or some models will be launched in September, and other models will be launched in October or later.
Apple may still launch the new iPhone in September, as usual, and launch these devices later this year. There is a precedent for decoupling from the announcement. In 2018, Apple first launched iPhone XS, XS Max and XR, the two more expensive iPhones will be launched in September, and XR will be launched in late October.
We expect there will be a total of four 5.4, 6.1 and 6.7 inch iPhones by 2020, more details Available in our iPhone 12 roundup.
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