Apple iPhone 12 launch delays hints Broadcom

Joanna Estrada
June 6, 2020

"This year, we do not expect to see this uptick in revenue until our fourth fiscal quarter, so accordingly, we expect, our wireless revenue in Q3 will be down sequentially".

It's not totally clear from this when the iPhone 12 range would launch, but it sounds like September is unlikely, but that it will still be coming this year. He didn't explicitly name Apple, but Tan has a history of using similar phrasing when referencing the Cupertino company, and considering there are only a handful of big North American phone makers (Apple, Google, and Motorola - sort of), it's not hard to deduce which company Tan was referring to.

Chief Executive Officer Hock Tan, however, said the outlook for its chip business reflects a surge in demand from cloud, telecom and enterprise customers. However, a new report suggests that iPhone 12 launch could be delayed this year. Bloomberg first reported the comments. Broadcom also said earlier this year that it would supply wireless components to Apple in a deal valued at $US15 billion. Broadcom is one of the largest component suppliers for iPhones.

Citing 'people familiar with the plans, ' The WSJ said in April that although Apple would still be building some of the new phones in the July-to-September period, the mass-production ramp-up would be pegged back by about a month.

In other words, there's no need to strike "iPhone 12" off your Christmas list. However, the iPhone XR sales were delayed and the device only reached the market in November.

United States hardware manufacturer Broadcom, which develops chips for the iPhone and other Apple mobile devices, spoke of a "major product cycle delay" on Thursday. According to reports, that is what should happen with the iPhone 12 series. The phone is expected to come in four variants: two high-end models to replace the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max and two cheaper versions to succeed the iPhone 11.

Apple normally reveals its new iPhones at a September launch event, showcasing the devices at its California headquarters before their release, usually towards the end of September. The more expensive iPhones are expected to get the same Lidar sensor for providing a better augmented reality performance as the latest iPad Pro.

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