Could corona virus be the reason for the delay in Apple iPhone 12 production?

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Apple has stopped sending engineers to China to help with the iPhone 12 engineering validation test.

Could corona virus be the reason for the delay in Apple iPhone 12 production?
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Apple's upcoming flagship iPhone 12 may be delayed if the planned production is delayed due to corona virus. Apple's next iPhone was expected to begin production in factories in China in June. It is still not clear what this delay will mean for the expected launch window in September for new iPhones. Apple also does not allow engineers to travel to China to help with the iPhone 12 engineering validation test. If you want to believe the rumor mill, the Apple iPhone 12 range will include four models, namely iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 Max. The phones are expected to be available in four sizes, one in the 5th , 4-inch and 6.7-inch models, while two models of the phone will be 6.1 inches in size. All of these four devices are likely equipped with the latest Apple-developed A14 chip.

It is not clear how this could affect Taiwan-based suppliers who are preparing to produce the lower-cost iPhone, which is said to be known as the iPhone 9 or iPhone SE 2 and is expected to launch in the coming weeks.

In the past 24 hours, the Chinese Hubei District has reported 242 coronavirus deaths in just one day. 14,840 new patients were also reported, by far the largest number of days since the spread of the coronavirus last month. Since the end of last month, China has brought up to 56 million people in virtual quarantine in Hubei and its capital, Wuhan. There are also restrictions on moving millions more in cities far from the epicenter to contain the virus. There are more than 135 coronavirus cases worldwide in Japan, although we include these cases on the now quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princes, 47 in Singapore, 28 in South Korea, 33 in Thailand, 13 in the United States, 8 in Great Britain, 16 in Germany and 3 in India, to name just a few. And these numbers change every day.

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