Apple fans largely know what to , from its likely new colors to its capabilities. What they're not as sure of is the launch date.
The iPhone maker was among the first companies to raise the alarm about the infected more than 10.5 million people and killed more than half a million. In February, Apple warned that the coronavirus , and would likely disrupt its business. Half a year later, Apple watchers are trying to figure out whether that'll hurt its ability to launch the next iPhone too.pandemic that's
So far, rumors from Apple's supply chain have said the phone will still launch in the fall, though Apple is facing delays of between four weeks and two months for mass production of its 5G iPhones, largely due to the pandemic.. Reporters at Nikkei said their unnamed sources indicated
Apple saidthat its production capabilities have largely returned to normal, though that was before coronavirus infections around the world began to accelerate at a pace . Apple declined to comment.
Analysts and Apple fans are watching closely to see whether Apple is able to make its annual iPhone update in the fall. The new iPhones aren't just important for Apple, which relies on the smartphone for more than half its revenue. Apple's also served as a bellwether for the tech industry, giving early indications of production delays amid COVID-19 as well as . The company, which has historically resisted allowing employees to work remotely or from home, is also being closely watched by its tech peers to see when staff , or if they may be sent home again.
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