DigiTimes: Apple Suppliers Gearing Up for iPhone SE 2, But iPhone 12 Production May Fall Behind Schedule [Updated]

Freida

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if you are serious then please go to S20. If your standards are this low that S20 is good option for you then I'm surprised you are still here.
S20 is DOA gimmick product. Nothing more, nothing less.
People going for S20 are ..... well, I can't say but I'm sure we all know :)
:p

If you are joking though then ahahah, thats funny :-D


more reason some may switch to the new Samsung S20.
 

iemcj

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Eh who cares, the 11 (any version) is already an absolute unit of a phone. We've reached the point of rapidly diminishing returns and unless Apple radically redesigns the body to be thicker and carry a larger battery (doubtful) there's not much to be improved upon. Take your time apple.

There are millions of iPhone 7’s on eBay that should serve that demographic.
Hey I'm selling one on there! Yay!
 

NMBob

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Call me arrogant but why should their flagship model EVER be effected by the production of a $300 dollar budget phone? Apple shouldn’t be producing those anyway, waste of resources and time. There are millions of iPhone 7’s on eBay that should serve that demographic.
Think of the increase in the number of beta-testers there will be with all of those cheap phones coming online. iOS will finally become perfect! :)
 

JPack

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Pretty serious delaying the EVT process, especially for a new iPhone with 5G.

I wouldn't be surprised if became a paper launch in September with shipping dates in October or November.
 
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GrumpyMom

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Yup, I remember you mentioning that you’re interchangeable with your platforms, I’d say you’re more of a rare breed that does something like that, but has the best of both worlds also in the same respect experiencing technology that one over the other.

I just don’t believe that just because if latest smart phone might delayed, someone says ’Well, I give up, I’m going to switch platforms entirely’. I just think in today’s day and age of technology with ecosystems, it’s not that easy anymore.
I agree with you. It’s expensive and there’s a bit of a learning curve to switching platforms entirely. People are just likely to hold onto their current iPhone until the new ones are available. Heck, I checked with my carrier and 5G is at least a year away from being deployed where I live and it’s got piecemeal deployment even in the nations capital.
 
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I hope the rumors that these issues can’t be smoothed out in the 7 months prior to launch fool enough ignorant investors to sharply decrease stock price- so Warren & I can snatch up more! =)
 
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Fanboi4life

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Many people want new. Warranty, clean.
Unfortunately, some people can’t afford “new.” And that’s okay. But why should the people who are contracted to receive a new phone every year, on the same month have the inconvenience of waiting longer for a flagship product?
 

SeattleMoose

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Don't call it the SE2 unless it is identical to the classic SE in form factor (home button, size, headphone jack) with only the guts upgraded. If it truly is still a "SE", then this is GREAT news!!!
 

PickUrPoison

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Call me arrogant but why should their flagship model EVER be effected by the production of a $300 dollar budget phone? Apple shouldn’t be producing those anyway, waste of resources and time. There are millions of iPhone 7’s on eBay that should serve that demographic.
Read the article. The potential delay of the 12 has nothing at all to do with the “SE2”
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Unfortunately, some people can’t afford “new.” And that’s okay. But why should the people who are contracted to receive a new phone every year, on the same month have the inconvenience of waiting longer for a flagship product?
Because there’s a deadly epidemic that’s affecting the engineering schedule. And your contract doesn’t specify what month the new iPhone will be available. If there is a delay, you’ll have to somehow figure out how to live with it. Life is really tough sometimes.
 
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I believe ALL planned 2020 AAPL products will be Announced as (internally) scheduled, & with a NO Availability Date (i.e., NO specific Release Date) !

I believe that would be the prudent move.

Those interested will simply need to monitor Release on a day-by-date basis.
 

Justanotherfanboy

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Unfortunately, some people can’t afford “new.” And that’s okay. But why should the people who are contracted to receive a new phone every year, on the same month have the inconvenience of waiting longer for a flagship product?
Ummmmmm...... because of this virus that’s been in the news, as of late. You somehow missed that in this article & the millions of others mentioning it???
You crawled out from under the rock you’ve apparently been hiding under, to post- so go ahead and treat yourself! Take 5 minutes to catch up on what’s going on in the world!!

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To be clear- I don’t buy into believing there will be a delayed launch in September... but if this epidemic gets worse- I’m definitely not so selfish & self-involved that my only thought would be: “that’s so unfair and inconvenient to my normal phone upgrade plans!”.
 
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I read in the New York Times today that China believes that the spread of the virus is slowing and that other regions of the country may be able to resume production soon. We are far enough out from June that I think they could still meet the deadlines.
So China is telling us the disease spread is slowing? Sure! 😆
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Exactly. Remember how long people held out for a white iPhone 4?
No
 

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I believe ALL planned 2020 AAPL products will be Announced as (internally) scheduled, & with a NO Availability Date (i.e., NO specific Release Date) !

I believe that would be the prudent move.

Those interested will simply need to monitor Release on a day-by-date basis.
Tim Cook: "... and that is the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The best iPhones we've ever created. Available later this fall."

:eek:
 

Peza19

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I’m excited to see the new ‘cheaper iPhone’ and the new 5.4” model, again if it’s affordable and not at the 999 price bracket.
Shame the virus is causing so much trouble, one does hope it won’t claim many more victims. Unfortunately as I understand it has an incubation period of several days, so by the time you show symptoms you’ve spread it around.
 

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This happened with the X back in 2017, so nothing new. They can take their time, I'm enjoying my Pro Max.
I had the 10s Max last year but found it to be too big for me. This year with the 11 Pro and Pro Max having similar battery performance, I figured it was worth it to downgrade. Much better fit for me personally, but to each their own!
 

JPack

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Maybe it'll be made in India?
India is assembling iPhones on a Completely Knocked Down (CKD) basis. In other words, the parts kits are sent from China to India in an IKEA fashion because India has no capability to manufacture. The issue here is suppliers, not assemblers.
 
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thejadedmonkey

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The 5.4" iPhone 12 would be 123.8mm x 58.6mm, which is the same size as the iPhone SE. So imagine an SE without any bezel, and that's the smallest iPhone 12.

I dig it. Definitely getting rid of my hand-me-down X for it.