Analysts and investors remain concerned about the possible delay in the launch of new Apple devices due to the coronavirus epidemic.
A month ago we discovered that Foxconn had to temporarily close its facilities in China, so Apple had to cover the demand with the manufacture of terminals from other regions around the planet. Currently, the manufacturing company is operating at 50% capacity, but resume its regular activity over the next few weeks.
Be that as it may, from Bloomberg they suggest that The delay in the launch of iPhone 12 models is inevitable If the virus remains a threat for the next few months.
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The launch of the iPhone 12 may be delayed by the coronavirus
From Bank of America claim that Apple delay a month your iPhone 12 with 5G connectivity. The firm cited a conversation in which an expert from an Apple supply chain supplier, Elliot Lan, said that both the iPhone SE 2 and the iPhone 12 will have a "few months" delay in marketing.
On the other hand, BofA analyst, Wamsi Mohan, believes that everything will depend on “how the production of support facilities goes” during the months of April and May.
Apple shares fell 4% last Friday before lowering each to 2.4%. Investors are very concerned about the expansion of the coronavirus epidemic globally. Although the most important thing, of course, is that the virus stops claiming lives and scientists find a solution soon.
The risk of Apple breaching the demand for iPhone this 2020 is very high, since the impact of the coronavirus affects beyond the factories in China.