Qualcomm evokes the delay of a flagship smartphone, and it is very likely that it is an iPhone. On the other hand, it’s been a few weeks that many sources suggest that perturbations caused by the pandemic that could be the cause of this delay.
In 2019, the manufacturers of Android smartphones have released their first smartphones 5G while Apple has not been able to use this technology. In effect, the firm of Cupertino was in conflict with Qualcomm, which provided modems 5G for other manufacturers. But the two companies have finally put an end to this conflict. And normally, Apple should be released its first iPhone 5G this year.
However, because of the pandemic, it is possible that the first iPhone 5G, of the firm of Cupertino may not be available in the month of September. This was already mentioned by many sources. And today, it is becoming clearer with the presentation of quarterly results from Qualcomm.
The american company has just presented its results for the third fiscal quarter. And in its forecast for the next quarter, which covers the months of July, August and September, Qualcomm evokes the ” delay of the global launch of a phone 5G lighthouse “. It does not indicate what model it is. But given the timing, it is likely that it is the iPhone 5G Apple.
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A model that will not be available in the month of September ?
“We are seeing an impact, in part, the delay in the launch of flagship phone. And so what we’ve seen is a slight delay that drives some of the units in the September quarter the quarter of December for us,”says Akash Palkhiwala, chief financial officer at Qualcomm, quoted in a Reuters article. In other words, this smartphone is very important not leave that in the month of October at the earliest.
In any case, this would not be the first time that an iPhone is delayed. As a reminder, the iPhone X has been presented at the traditional keynote Apple in September 2017. But this device has not been marketed in November. Currently, rumors suggest that the keynote of Apple to 2020 will be in September (in line), but that of the products announced at this keynote may not be available on the market in October.
Otherwise, Apple would have also planned an event in October to introduce its new Macs with a processor Apple Silicon, as well as new iPad. Some sources suggest even the possibility that Apple takes advantage of this October event to talk about for the first time its augmented reality glasses.